Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Because *YOU* asked!


Okay, it isn't really relping unless you consider the wood surface to be technically a fiber... but here is my entry into the Bandon Spring Art Show. The theme of the show is "Red-Dog-Fire". I'm pretty sure it was decided upon in a committee.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Stop Me!!

Tie my hands and feet! Lock me into a bare room... or better yet one with only a single project to do. I'm doing my annual (or Bi- or Semi-) "Omigod, too much to do!" The list of Good Ideas begun has lengthened to Great Wall of China proportions and nothing whatsoever is getting done because I keep adding (and starting) new Good Ideas and losing enthusiasm for the old Good Ideas.

It is hunker down time. Time to make a list of all those things underway and to work on each from top to bottom until it is finished. Yeah, baby. Way to go. Whoopee.

Anybody taking bets on the success of THIS project?

Friday, February 24, 2006

Happy hats

Last Sunday, we went to our friend Marie's birthday party, which was themed "Happy Hats." Knowing that there are always folk who don't pay attention to a party's theme, we arrived armed with some of mom's crocheted rasta hats. Here is the result. They were adored by all!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Sho Nuff!

I'm betting all of the members of the original LLRS here will be happy to make a contribution. We could extend the invitation, once you've decided size, fiber content, etc. to the monthly extended group as well.

And while we are at it... how about you southerners returning the favor? Send me any shape pieces, less than 12" maybe? Wool yarn preferred since we produce quite a bit of that up here ourselves. I'd enjoy doing something somewhat free form with what is sent.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

BARF notes

Today at Relping we discussed making a Crazy Quilt Afghan of crocheted or knitted squares. The idea (for those who haven't been in on the discussion yet) is that we, as a group, construct an afghan made of squares (granny or otherwise) that can be worked on individually, using whatever style or yarn (of worsted weight) you like, and then pieced together when we've accumulated enough.

The question today was, What would we do with it? The answer: auction it off (some free online site) and donate the proceeds. Ideas: Scholarship (lotsa money, probably would take more than 1 blanket!), Heifer Project, Habitat for Humanity (my favourite). We would state the intended recipient of the money during the auction/sale.

On Monday night Elisa and I will figure out the size of the block we should shoot for. This would be a great way to use up those yarn remnants that are hanging around.

We'll be working on this here at BARF, but once we know what we are doing, it would be great to have other work involved from our more northerly sisters!