...Cause I Got Another Scarf
At the time of this writing, there are reports of snow coming to the South Carolina Lowcountry. Actually, Charleston probably won't get any, but it'll be cold (by Charleston standards), so I can wear my latest FO
Started/Finished: January 10-18, 2009
Yarn: Dream in Color Baby, Deep Seaflower colorway
Hook: Size E (3.5mm)
Notes: A nice easy pattern turns into a beautiful scarf. I love, love, love the Dream in Color Baby for lace crochet, and the Deep Seaflower colorway looks wonderful in this pattern.
I'm also still enthralled by the "magic" of blocking. Here's the scarf last night before blocking.
It's hard to tell so much from the photos but blocking added over a foot to the scarf;s length and really opened up the lace pattern to make it light and airy.
Confession: I normally don't block things, but I really have to block lace, so I'm thinking how much better would my non lace projects look with blocking.
I don't make much for Patrick, but I he's been wearing a ratty scarf that he knitted himself a couple of years ago, and frankly, I'm afraid that he's telling people that I made it.
I started it with some Ella Rae Classic in a color that Patrick liked, but I thought it looked too thin, so on his suggestion, I doubled the yarn and when up two needle sizes, and we both love it.
The pattern works up quickly, and I should have it done in a few more days.
Although by then, the weather will probably be warm again.
Talk About the Passion
I made a mild New Year's promise to myself in addition to being nicer to myself (something I didn't do today), I would take more advantage of the arts that Charleston has to offer.
Saturday, I went to the library to another see my third Met opera this season, Thais, featuring Renee Fleming and Thomas Hampson. While I found it entertaining--loved seeing Fleming in those stunning Lacroix gowns and Hampson is such a hottie--I also found the staging, not the sets, a bit flat.
Maybe it was because I was so dazzled by innovative staging in The Damnation of Faust. Anyway, Thais is a diva vehicle, and Fleming drives it until death.
A bonus is that I manage to get a surprising amount of needlework done during the operas. I finished the Alpine Frost Scarf at the show, and I worked on Evermore during the intermissions and a ribbed scarf for Knit during the opera itself. It's been fun talking to people about my knitting and crocheting, and I'm still surprised by how many people recognize me from the newspaper article last June.
My Life In Art
Saturday night, Patrick and I took in the My Life in Art show at the Meeting Place in North Charleston.
Here's my friend, Mollie. The two television paintings are here.
I loved these "Fear" pictures. Later, I found out that they were done by one of Patrick's former co-workers.
Memento Mori: Warnings from the American West & Antarctica
Sunday, I went to the City Gallery and saw an exhibit by Stewart Klipper and Michelle Van Parys. For some unknown reason, I'm fascinated with polar places, and I was in awe of Klipper's Antarctica photos. Van Parys photos of the American West were interesting, ironic, and full of isolated beauty.
So far, so good.