Friday, January 21, 2011

W.I.P.s, etc.


Last Friday night, I had to rummage through my yarn-basket and find something to start a Prayer Shawl... a work-in-progress to take with me Sunday... to a "job fair" of sorts at our church showcasing the different ministries available for folks to join and participate.  Not a lot of time!  No real opportunity to plan or shop!


Desperation can give birth to some strange ideas.   I would never use this yarn to do this pattern again, but it has kind of grown on me for this one time.  So has the pattern, which is crochet.  I can already see that I am going to have to try it in a baby alpaca or some other delicious natural fibre.  I am looking forward to finishing this one soon just to see the finished product.


My poor little sweater that I started for myself has taken the backseat to a kimono and a shawl!


I worked on it a bit today with the ladies in Lindale at Rose Path.  I enjoy the Monet-like look of this Shannon yarn as it works up.


Then, there was the watercolor class... still a WIP, but I can tell this is going to be no Soon Y. Warren experience... I'm about to just get her book and start reading and trying... ahhhh...


Rachel, at Rose Path was kind enough to send me a photo she had made of the shawl I finished for Mom's Christmas.  It is Rowan Big Wool with the most wonderful shawl pin from Michelle.


This is Michelle's lovely daughter, Katie modeling for Rachel's photoshoot.  Thank you, Rachel and Katie.

On a random note, if you need a good laugh, I loved Dilemma with Vince Vaughn.  Evan and I even laughed all the way home, with tears streaming down our faces!  Both of us! 

17 comments:

Deb said...

Hubby and I loved it too...he was afraid he wouldn't like it...but was glad we went...I wish I could knit or crochet..my fingers just don't work that way....

Chatty Crone said...

Thanks for the movie recommendation - it looked good.
And your knitting pretty. sandie

CrochetBlogger said...

I can see how that yarn and pattern did grow on you for the shawl. It's intriguing!

Betsy said...

Nice works-in-progress! I love the way you described your sweater as Monet...that is just the perfect word!

nanny said...

Your work is so perfect...oh to have talent like yours!

Glad you and Evan had a good laugh, good for the soul!

Home again....sigh.....

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That pin is fabulous~~ of course on a background of and knitted yarn it is even more so.
No one needs to know we do this to keep our sanity!
Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

a woman who is said...

Thank you for your comment and stopping bye. I have been browsing your blog and love your work. The child's Kimono really caught my attention. My sister is a knitter. "Knitting Mania on my blog roll. I will have to send her over here. Hope you like the soup!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pretty shawls and thanks for the movie info. We weren't sure whether to go to that or not.

From the Kitchen said...

Every time I see some of your fiber "art", I'm tempted to pull out my knitting needles and give it another go. I love shawls and should be able to manage a simple one--in a beautiful wool. I adore the colors in your sweater!!

Best,
Bonnie

Amanda said...

I'm always inspired my the creativity of your mind. Even though you wouldn't do the crochet pattern with that one yarn again, it sure does look like soft yarn you'd just want to snuggle up with.

We went to the movies last night but saw The King's Speech. I'm eager to go out again soon to see the Dilemma.

Love you!

Knitting Mania said...

Tanna...so nice to meet you and thank you for your kind comment. Enjoying your blog. Your knits are amazing...beautiful work!

Do you sell your creations somewhere?

Blessings...

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Love the "Monet" yarn. Space dyed yarns are so much fun to work with and very hard to put down.
Best,
Susan

Jill said...

I cannot wait to see the finished product!

Dilemma huh? I can't wait to see it. I really like Vince Vaughn.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm in awe of all your knits and crochet projects as they are always so pretty, Tanna.

Vince Vaughn is such a good comedian so I can imagine this movie is great! I'll must this on my list of "must see"..thanks!

Vickie said...

Tanna, you're such an artist with that crochet hook, girl! I'm so glad you're showing us all the things you're doing. And I'm liking your watercolor, too. Different artists do different ways of teaching, don't they? Hang in there!

RSA Online said...

Oh gosh I have a half-formed sweater in my closet that I have been working on for years (well it feels like years anyway) and still haven't finished. Maybe I'll leave it as a one-sleeve-sweater ;)

Carol............. said...

Beautiful multi-colored fiber!

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the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.