Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have the energy of our best days everyday! I can’t seem to manage that.
I’ve made good progress on my current sweater, a design that I cannot give proper credit since I’m working from a photo-copy given to me by a friend. It’s a cute design that has been fairly boring to knit. Lots of stockinette that luckily I churn out quickly, but also lots of fiddly small items that had to be knitted separately and sewn to the sweater. I’m almost there!
The button bands are knitted separately and sewn to the body (a task I detest). After I sewed on the first band, I sewed on the buttons. Then I made button holes in the 2nd band by
buttoning on to the first band as I knit in order to get the spacing just right.
Also, I’m up into the headdress of my medieval spinner. I’ve been looking forward to weaving the intricate shapes of her headdress!
My friend Willa had an art opening this week, and her energy inspired me! She is part of a group of women exploring their cultural heritage through their line of female relatives, all of whom immigrated here from other parts of the world. The exhibit is called “Ah, Motherland!”
Willa’s heritage is Japanese, and she found inspiration from the many noren (entrance curtains) on display at the Serizawa exhibition that we visited together back in early February. She made her own set of noren and painted images significant to her grandmother in her unique, painterly style.
My own head is full of ideas I’d like to pursue that were generated by seeing the Serizawa exhibit. I wish I could work as quickly as Willa does!