Greetings and Salutations Friends! This week has been all about my awesome Slouching Towards Tassels Cap by Denise at Voie de Vie. It seems that it was with me no matter what I was doing: making stitch markers with John; participating in the JAL for Accessories: Autumne 2012 (Denise's new ebook where you'll find this pattern); hunkered down to wait out hurricane Sandy (with a good book, homemade spicy Hermits and a cup of chamomile); or looking for journaling inspiration. We were inseparable, and even though I only worked on it a little bit each evening it took less than a week to finish.
I wish that the lighting had been better for my ta-dah pictures so you could see just how great it looks. Red is difficult to photograph, and these shots don't show you how rich the color is. 2 big "cakes" of this mystery wool were given to me last year, and I've been waiting to find a project for them. I think this one is perfect. I'm drawn to the tassels which I think give the cap a playful look that is fun in a grown up sort of way. Don't get me wrong, I love pom-poms, but sometimes you need something that you can wear with your "good" coat on those cold winter days!
I always like to make coordinating pieces when I can, and since I have plenty of yarn left I set to work on a pair of mitts. The fingerless kind that have the little hood attached so you can keep warm while you're walking, but still grab your keys or use your phone when you need to. I've tried to explain them to my husband, but he remains convinced that topless mittens are just plain silly! It must just be a guy thing, because all my girlfriends love them!
In addition to my fiber offerings, I like to participate in Five Minute Friday over at Lisa-Jo Baker's place. It's writing in the raw and if you've never done it, why don't you give it a try? It's really easy - you just:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat on this week's prompt with no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking - then post it just as it is!
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.
Here's what happened when I spent five minutes writing on the prompt "Roots"
I once had a very wise teacher. She would talk and tell me things that at the time didn't seem to have much to do with the subject at hand. But later, when I was alone doing the dishes, or talking with my husband I would remember what she had said. And I would think about it. And then I would ponder some more. And without even realizing it an idea had formed, a problem was solved, a decision was made.
And when I share my revelation with her she tells me that she is a gardener. With the land and with the mind she plants seeds. Small and seeming insignificant. And then it is up to me to grow them. I nurture them and they grown. They strengthen and develop roots. And they will reach deeply into the core. To provide me with sustenance. For the body and for the spirit. My wise teacher never pushed anything on me. She offered me seeds, and left the rest up to me.
Today I'll be sharing my post with this lovely group of ladies. Each has a terrific link party that will surely introduce you to all kinds of creative goodness! Please stop by, and feel free to add your latest project.
Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a bit of your day with me!
Until next time friends,
Be blessed and stitch & read with love!
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