Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tiny Toes

I have been knitting baby socks since last Wednesday, when my grand daughter Teagan decided to come into the world. Her toes are just too precious. I must cover them in cuteness. The yarn is a left over ball of Zauberball Crazy, from my stash. There is quite a bit left - so I am just going to knit  unmatching socks until the yarn is gone. The pattern is called Baby Socks, by Bianca Boonstra, available as a free download on Ravelry. They are fast and fun, and with the crazy yarn, all a little bit different. 

Tapestry progress:

The second in my stream-of-consciousness series is centimeters from being complete. The time frame for this one began around Thanksgiving, which I celebrated on an organic farm in Tucson with my daughter, husband and friends. It was woven through the increasingly cold and snowy winter, the Christmas ice storm, and subsequent power outage. It marked the unexpected passing of my brother-in-law, and will be completed shortly after the recent arrival of our newest family member.  I can see the influence of my life and experiences reflected in the progress of this piece.  I think I should rotate it to the right 90 degrees for hanging. Tilt your head to the left to see what I mean.

I am beginning to think about the next one. Planning ahead is not allowed in this process, but I have been dying brighter colors for the handspun weft. Can't wait to see what happens in my next tapestry.

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