I'm a fallen woman! I only made it 6 weeks before falling prey to a yarn purchase!
What would you do in my situation? I read on my tapestry list that Weaving Southwest was discontinuing its fine singles tapestry yarn. ....never to be had again. Oh, I wish I could post the colors I ordered, with luscious names like Chokecherry, Ganado, Red Willow, Caramel, Pinon and Spruce. I can't wait to open that box!
And I have to say this has been a particularly hard 6 weeks. I've spent too much time trying to think of ways I could get yarn without actually buying it! I asked my husband to buy me yarn for Valentine's day (he said, "why don't we just go out to dinner instead."). I offered to send my sister money and a list of yarns I wanted. I've been getting more and more uptight as the weeks go by. Deep down I knew I'd never last a whole year... truthfully, I don't feel that guilty!
I worked on Rob's hand at Soyoo's today. Finally all the 'dotty' shapes turned into a hand! I like it! Here are two of Soyoo's rules: when shading within a shape (in this case, Rob's hand) always include most of the colors from the previous colorway. And to unify a piece use one color throughout. In this case the bright and deep golds of the background will be used anywhere there is light to give a sense of the wonderful golden light of sunset falling on everything.
A little project making a temari ball. I made a few more than 25 years ago (where does the time go?), but decided to join a group of friends to make a few more. Our time together is a great learning session, because we are following a plan, starting with the first exercise in the Diana Vandervoort book and working through the different techniques in order.