Happy Festivus! A friend just wished me that in an email. My son had to remind me it was from Seinfeld. Poor George! I hope your holiday is going better than his did that year!
This is a busy time, but somehow I have a sense of calm this year. Have I finally grown up? Have I achieved a true state of mellow? I can only hope that it's not a one time anomaly. In the midst of the usual holiday milieu, I have been working on my latest creation and I'm about one free afternoon away from having the pattern complete.
I call this scarf Talkin' Revolution as a mixed homage to the time period that inspired me and the general annular nature of this 30" circular scarf. I was really playing off those swirly 70's textile designs and the whole modular thing. I began with the outer layer using hexagons as my building block and then yoked them together with curvy lines. I went with a classic chevron for the back layer, but it has an updated feel made from this gorgeous hand painted yarn by Manos Del Uruguay. The two layers are joined with a short latch hook style fringe which also takes me back to my youth.
In this photo, the sunshine and natural rock really bring out the earth tones and you can see the pink has a touch of flamingo. This is actually a challenging piece to photograph. I'm hoping I can find a model so you can see it on a human. After all, that's who I made it for!
So that's what I've been up to and I admit I'm a little nervous about this one. Just because you get an idea in your head, doesn't mean it will appeal. Sometimes I sit back and look at my designs and think how quirky they are, but they also just make me happy.