Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Red Afghan


These reds are jewel red. Deep red. Perfect size for an extra layer when snuggled up in bed.  Soft and deeply red.  RED RED RED!
I think this might be the best afghan I have ever made.... and I've made many!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

If your rugs could speak: Antique tribal rugs transcend the decorative

Oral histories, passed down through countless generations of weavers, indicate that the motifs embody guidelines for embracing a harmonious posture toward life.

More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/68488/If-your-rugs-could-speak--Part-I---i-Antique-tribal-rugs-transcend-the-decorative--i-#.UxXX0F5DGAc[/url]
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Oral histories, passed down through countless generations of weavers, indicate that the motifs embody guidelines for embracing a harmonious posture toward life.

More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/68488/If-your-rugs-could-speak--Part-I---i-Antique-tribal-rugs-transcend-the-decorative--i-#.UxXX0F5DGAc[/url]
Copyright © artdaily.org
Oral histories, passed down through countless generations of weavers, indicate that the motifs embody guidelines for embracing a harmonious posture toward life.

More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/68488/If-your-rugs-could-speak--Part-I---i-Antique-tribal-rugs-transcend-the-decorative--i-#.UxXX0F5DGAc[/url]
Copyright © artdaily.org

From an article on artdaily.org.  
Oral histories, passed down through countless generations of weavers, indicate that the motifs embody guidelines for embracing a harmonious posture toward life. 
Among the great nomadic tribal tribes of Persia and the Caucasus, the weaving of these hand-knotted art pieces was the sacred activity of women 
Since time immemorial, in small isolated encampments far from the workshops of Persian cities, grandmothers, wives and daughters -- often from the age of five or six -- worked on small portable looms.

More here.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Red theme afghan - work in progress

When I went to Smiley's Manhattan yarn sale in December, I had no project plan.  So I gave myself this criteria to choose yarn: buy what I thought was pretty.  


Once I got home, I decided to make another afghan. 
Another one!?  

Who knows what I will do with this one. 
Use it, give it as a gift perhaps.  About half way there.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Butterfly


I love butterflies and I love to crochet.  But I have never found a good combination of these two loves.  The glory of a butterfly is its lightness, gossamer wings!   But crochet attempts are too heavy.

They get the shape right, but the airy-ness is lost, as illustrated in these two examples I found on a google search.  However….


This is closer to the lightness I seek… but not there yet.













This baby blanket might be the solution!  It was created by a person named Vivienne Jackson.  I plan to make it as a wall hanging… with crazy colors.




Thursday, February 13, 2014

by Ana Teresa Barboza

Monday, February 3, 2014

Winter Yarn Bomb

Enhanced ConEd Meter Reader on a snowy day in February.



Plain
Fancy

Long Shot

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Alta Moda

Enjoyed an exhibit with Meg today at the Queen SofĂ­a Spanish Institute on the East Side.
Photographer Mario Testino documents Peruvians in their vibrantly colored and ornately adorned traditional and festive dress from Cusco, one of the highest mountainous regions of Peru.

My art exhibit companion.


Her braids are made from wool.
The exhibit was presented in a pleasing manner.

Offered to make an afghan for my nephew Bentzi and his fiance Charly.  They requested a throw.
What is your palette?  Harkening from England, she said, "Our couch is London Bus Red". 


I chose this classy wool sock yarn.  Wow, that stuff is thin!  Took forever to finish this. But it looks nice and its really warm.

Later that week:  the blankie in action.

Thanksgiving 2013. Gift for "Pretty Girl"



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Knit, Purl, Sow



Enjoyed the exhibit, Knit, Purl, Sow, 
at The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens with my friend, Barbara.

It was a lovely drizzly autumn day.
Perfect for a walk around the garden grounds with such good company.








 Love the use of the tacks to hold the plants to the wall.
They are part of the piece.

Sacs and shadows.


More about this show here.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013