Friday, May 27, 2011

Finished Saori

I finished weaving two days ago and was waiting to post it because I thought I had an idea for what I wanted to do with it. I guess though this isn't technically completely finished because I haven't cut it off the cardboard and tied the edges yet.
Unfortunately the dimensions I happened to make the weaving won't work for that the idea. But I still have hopes that I can find what I need in the right dimentions so I'm waiting just a bit longer on cutting it off the board just to be sure.

And if it absolutely won't work... I guess that means I'll just have to make another one. Yeah that's right I'll just have to use up more of my yarn scraps and imperfect handspun to make another really fun, beautiful weaving and and hope the "secret" project have in mind will work this next time. Too bad huh!

I'm so happy with how this turned out- Pam's how to really was easy, so easy that it's a little addictive. There were a few nights that I took this to bed and wove a bit before falling asleep instead of reading.

My favorite parts are the bits of over-spun spirals that happened to come out on the front side.

I just love that biggest mistake areas in my handspun yarn wound up being the my favorite areas in this weaving.

And as Pam suggested in her post I switched up the pattern a bit here and there so it would randomly sync up

or there'd be strands that ran over for a while instead of "over, under, over...".

Even if I end up making this one work with my new idea I hope to start my next one very soon... maybe next week.

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pastels in the Park

Today was finally a sunny, warm day! (Thank goodness!!!) This afternoon the mister and I spent a little bit of time in our local park and while we were there I dabbled with some pastels.

This was our perfect waterfront view complete with a few resident geese.

Spending such a lovely day with the hubby, relaxing and making art in the park was wonderful. I think we all have those moments when we'd like to change the day we're having, or feel unlucky- the "why me" moments. But today I was fully appreciating (and thankful for) the moment.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

You know it's been raining too much when...

There are mushrooms growing in your potted peas.

And these aren't the first I've found- they are the 3rd, 4th, and 5th mushrooms I've removed from the peas.

We more than ready for some sun around here!

I don't even know how long it's been that we've been stuck in this awful rain and gray everyday weather pattern here in the Northeast- and frankly I don't want to know, I think it would be too depressing to count.

If I can ever make it all the way out to the backyard to check on the garden before it starts raining (again) I'll give you an update on how things are going there too.

In other news, I'm still working on my Saori project. I'm almost done with the weaving and think I might have an idea for using the finished piece- but I'm not sure if it'll work yet so I'll post about that when I have a better idea of how it's going to turn out.

And... it's started raining. Again.
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