Yesterday I blocked the lower back and front pieces of my Bettna Sweater. The larger piece is the back turned vertically, rather than horizontally.
While they are waiting on the blocking board I’m making good progress on the sleeve and upper right body. It looks a little funny at the top because I couldn’t get the cable to lie straight. I’m close to finishing this piece.
Next will be another sleeve and upper left body before the whole thing begins to come together. The back of this sweater is really pretty when the pieces are joined together. Getting a head start on blocking the lower pieces should help out with space for blocking the upper pieces.
We went for a walk along the Rio de la Olla yesterday and I collected some texture and pattern pictures. The first two are cottonwood bark from great big trees that grow along the banks of the river.
Rocks embedded in the road surface.
Tree branches against the sky. I didn’t see the strong equilateral triangle formed by the branches until I put the picture up on my computer screen. Cool.
I think these make good sources for design ideas.
While we were walking we saw lots of new evidence of beavers at work, both in new dams in the water and newly cut trees. There were several like this.
Unfortunately, lots of these trees fell onto the road instead of into the water. Must be young beavers practicing without planning. Smile. You can just see the older, wiser beaver just shaking their heads.