I'm kicking off with an old love (knitting and crochet) and a display of some of my recent woollen adventures:
Remember my red shawl? Well I had some Alpaca left over and decided on a matching beret by knit designer Ysolde Teague called Rose Red.
Strangely, the thing I find most charming about it is the little iChord tip!
Here it is hanging out with it's partner shawl.
Last autumn I started planning a new blanket inspired by the vivid colours of the leaves. I started off by buying 14 skeins of Colinette (ART yarn in Moss) for the grid that holds all the squares together. Then I examined the stash for any that had the right weight, sufficient meterage and in the colours I had in mind. Then I had fun browsing the websites for the missing yarns. I got quite obsessed and it took ages to plan, but I finally started on it on New Year's Eve. Here is a sneak preview, although it's not yet half-way finished.
And to end with something completely different............well it's not made of wool and I didn't make it, but it will complete my autumal ensemble
To build on this in 2012 I plan to overhaul the website. I'm tired of the format, the images on the pages, and the white on dark print. I also want to add prices on some of the work for sale and put a means of purchasing on. It won't be soon as I've got too much on in the spring, but as long as it's all up and running by the end of the year, I'll be happy.
That's about it for now; more soon on a recent painting I've completed.
And belated warmth and prosperity to you all for 2012!