We went to Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville for the first time today, even though we've lived here for years. It was so beautiful-- mainly the trees. I was so enamored with the trees I didn't even think to take photos until we were heading back to the car (and I didn't get any photos of the trees!). I could spend days here.
Nacho and Teeny helped me make my first single crochet round rug. I ended up tearing out all of the felt (that's called "frogging", right?) and I can't remember why. I did enjoy crocheting with the strips of felt, I will definitely consider buying more felt for that.
I also made my first crochet flower! I blocked it last night and it looks a lot better, it was pretty lumpy when I first finished it. The pattern is called "The Never Ending Wildflower" and is from Little Monkeys Crochet. The pattern was very easy to follow and works up very quickly when using sheet yarn!
I have always said I'm a knitter and that crochet makes no sense to me. Well, looks like that's changing somewhat. I don't think I'll probably ever make intense tatting like my Grandmother used to make, but a rag rug? Yeah, I can do that.
This crochet will be part of my thesis exhibition. I'm still not sure exactly how I want to put the rug together, but I'm figuring out bits and pieces one technique at a time.
I've been working on this the past week or so and it's about halfway done. It is so different working outside, not to mention painting! I haven't painted in a few years and it's nice to be doing it again.
I think what I'm going to do next is light blue, pink, cream, yellow, and then white on the flowers & arms and then I just have to varnish it!
I'm starting to teach monotype in my Intro to Print class and it's tons of fun! Rainbow rolls and kitties, what more can you ask for?
Today I got to look at some hand hooked rugs at the Mathers. These three rugs were made by the same woman in the early 1900's right here in Indiana. I adore the round one.