Thursday, January 21, 2010


It's a very slow start on this blogging year for me. So many things to put away and catch up on after the holidays. January is my least favorite month, but these damp days and early evenings are perfect for snuggly crochet projects. This "Stripy Throw" was inspired by a pattern in Erica Knight's book, "Simple Crochet". I used a recycled blend yarn from Red Heart called "Eco-Ways". It has a soft, heavy hand when worked up.
Rather than put the yarn scraps in my already-overloaded stash, I decided to use them in a new amigurumi doll. I'm creating some of my own patterns this year; should be fun to see how these characters work out.
It's been a while since I've tried something new. After taking a workshop in journal making and keeping this month with my very talented friend Cynthia, I ventured into the world of watercolors. Cynthia has a laid-back teaching style that helps you relax and just jump in to art journaling. I've decided to create a loose leaf style journal using small sheets of watercolor paper.
Hmmm, I see a distinct colorway in this post. Must be this blues-y-gray time of year.