It is April 19th and for the first time in four years, I am not greeting my lovely Southern Regulars in a booth at the Cobb Galleria! While people seemed grumpy about the idea, I am just sure that they will assuage their sadness with the wares of some of my colleagues. While it feels a bit odd, NOT being there, this year I decided to listen to my inner voice and not be on the road, with a trailer, with big storms popping up on the radar. My inner voice told me to stay home and lo and behold, it was my friendly Muse whispering in my ear that if I DID hang out with her, in the workshop, she would channel some luscious new colorways to me.
Have you seen THIS yet? Franklin Habit asked me for yarn, a year ago, January and just when I had forgotten all about it, his Big Damn Pineapple Purse was published (no, I can't say that, three times, fast.). It was kind of an Oh, Crap moment, when I had to order yarn in a hurry, only to find out that the purveyor had changed the put-up of Sylvie. I freaked out for a few minutes and then, after talking to Franklin, realized that while the put-up is perfect (p-p-p) for the Pineapple, it would impact some of the projects that had come to rely on the generous 750 skeins. Such is life. I am just happy that these colors have come into the repertoire, thanks to that request, so long ago.
Now then, what has happened around here, thanks to the fun dye technique that was started, with the original Glory, I decided to riff on that and have created some beautiful new subtle brushwork handpaints.
Here is Water Gardens
For my grandson's ride on a Merry-go-round at the Sacrament Zoo, I created Praying Mantis.
Then, yesterday, I saw a photo of this
I stared and stared and stared at it and came up with this. Just for fun. Orion Nebula.
Now, I am going to go walk the dogs and get ready for Rod to Make Dinner/AKA go get pizza. It seems fitting for a day like this.
Oh yes, all of that teal stuff, up there, is Ka'anapali in lots of different yarns.