I’m a little late posting today because I’ve had another long, intense work day and still have a meeting this evening.
I am definitely having to learn how to balance keeping up with my blog, making space for fiber/textile work, and fitting in my job, too. To say nothing of bicycling, walking Mishka, and spending time with John that isn’t work-related.
My sister made a great comment yesterday suggesting I do a mandala with the four areas of my life: Pastor, Wife, Mother, and Artist for the TIF challenge. It has me thinking. Not sure which media to use. I’m hoping I can do some looking through my stash and maybe squeeze in a fabric shop visit on my day off this week.
Here are two more of my hexagons from the SnW workshop:
And here are Jeanette’s blocks.
She didn’t think they were going to turn out, but after some wrestling with her machine to get the tension right she put these three together.
I think they turned out just as interesting as all the others. They have a soft water-color sort of look to them. It’s just another example of how different these can be. As earlier noted, I’ll be showing more blocks throughout this week.
I’m still working away on my Aspen Grove Shawl, but probably won’t show another picture until I’ve finished the second section. I think I have about 16 more rows. I thought this section would be a little easier than the first, but other than the fact that every other row is straight purling, this section actually takes a bit more concentration to make sure the yo’s (yarn overs) that create the lace are placed properly.