This is a beautiful, short film of Frederico Chavez Sosa, a master rug weaver in Mexico.
Watch it and be reminded that it takes time to learn how to do something well. There's also gorgeous fiber dyed from natural plants, beautiful rugs, and an artist who really enjoys his work.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
And so enjoyable to be knitting lace again. No worries about fit or gauge. This is the Shetland Triangle by Evelyn Clark from WrapStyle. Such an easy pattern that you can memorize it and knit it while visiting someone in the hospital or driving from Chicago to Boston. (I've tested both).
Made from Isager Alpaca 2. One skein, on a size 2 needle. Next time, I'd go up a few sizes in needle size: the shawl is right for the recipient, who requested a scarf, but not a flowy and open as I'd like to see this pattern. And why not: you could get a beautiful shawl out of one skein of this alpaca-wool mix, and the feel and color are luscious.
Friday, September 03, 2010
The work seems invisible, though I'm sure that it takes many hours and many people to keep a garden looking this beautiful. We were intrigued by the thought of adding a Japanese river rock pond to our backyard, underneath the tree where nothing will grow. One more view, this of the entrance to the garden.