So for the first Christmas in the mountains it was great!! My son and I went to my elderly cousins home on Christmas Eve. It was good to spend time with family. Christmas day was low key. I dvr all episodes of Doctor Who and thankfully they (BBCA) had a week long Doctor Who marathon to add to my dvr! I got to stay in my jammies, eat junk food all day and watch about 20 hours of Doctor Who!!
What could be better? Playing with fiber and 20 hours of Doctor Who!
I did start on another Rikke hat, for myself, which is almost done as of today. This one I made a bit smaller.
I also painted with fiber, making rolags has become a favorite pastime. I find the process very soothing and exciting at the same time. I like the creative process and the seeming randomness of design. Very appealing to the nonconformist in me. These happen to be rolags for art yarn.
If you have never seen one before, this is a blending board. It is my artists color pallet. And like paint, the fibers cannot be un-blended once they have been blended.
I'll share that story with you sometime.
I started out with a few lashings of a merino blend roving (the aqua). Then added some SoftSilk which is some shredded up sari silk. Some purple stuff ( stuff because I don't remember what animal it came from) that I dyed myself, and them some random hand dyed green and yellow curly locks for some added texture and contrast.
I have been participating in the Journey to the Golden Fleece since February, if you are not familiar it is a fiber spinning creativity course, and really a journey of self discovery. (More information can be found at Fiberygoodness). I have learned a lot of different techniques, fiber preparations, and in general have reached out more to my creative side.
Now that the Christmas knitting madness is over I can get caught up on my modules. I so don't want to miss my graduation.
Oh and I thought I would share with you this, only one out of four of my mother's Christmas Catus' bloomed. It happens to be the one next to the salt lamp. Who knew.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, or what ever holiday you celebrate.
happy fibering xxoo