Belated pictures

front viewI finally have pictures of two projects I finished in May, in time to wear for a Mothers Day lunch.  I designed the sweater – inspired by a couple of Jill Vossburg’s designs – and made it from a linen/cotton/rayon blend yarn called Del Sol.  I had been working on it for at least two years, stopping for months at a time when I got to the point another decision had to be made.

I had been meaning to make a needlefelted hat for years and had purchased a foam form to make one.  I needed a hat to wear to a Mother’s Day event at Mom’s retirement home, and made this in just four or five days.  It is not as sturdy as I would like but I like the way it looks, and was also pleased with how it looks turned inside-out.

Quick catchup post

I’m sorry for the long hiatus in posting.  I got a few things done but somehow haven’t found time for a photo session.  There’s a new spring sweater, with a summer sweater underway, the first of three lengths of woven lace that I plan to combine in a garment, a needle felted hat, a hooked piece that will be the top of a footrest, and the block that I meant to include in the local yarnbombing (it was postponed by a thunderstorm and I missed the rain date).

It is spring and summer weather that keeps me from taking time for photography.  It’s too dark on the rainy days.  On the nice days I need to be outside gardening, hiking, or cycling.