it's the way they make me feel.
I love to touch them-
to play with them-
mixing the colors and textures together
in unusual ways.
And -- if beautiful yarns aren't enough of an obsession---
then just sit me down with a box of beads!
(actually a HUGE box of beads!)
I love making beautiful fringe!
(I go through every bit of yarn that I have - pulling out the colors that I want to use --
sometimes I will have 50-60 different yarns chosen to use
when I make the fringe for my wraps.)
If I'm not making nests --
I think I am happiest when I am creating one of my wraps.
These wraps came and went out of my ETSY shop
so fast - that I did not get a chance to share them with you.
So~ even though they are already gone to happy homes --
I wanted to share them with you now.
These colors reminded me of a Carnival~
When I mixed them all together for the fringe-
it was magnificent!
The beading takes anywhere from 8-12 hours to complete.
each bead is sewn on by me -
one little bead at a time.
(This wrap was commissioned as a gift for someone
in need of a healing touch.
I filled this wrap with prayers as I sewed on every precious bead.)
Each wrap is slightly felted after it is knitted -
making it ever so soft and WARM!!
Do you have something
that you love to create above all else?
Working on these wraps --
brings a special kind of peace to my soul.
It's that "ahhhh" feeling.
Red is a fashion statement!
When you wear red you are saying-
"Look at me!"
I like to make my wraps LONG!
They are almost 76 inches in length --
and then I add 12 inches of beautiful fringe
on each end!
I loved this wrap so much --
that after I made the one that was commissioned-
I had to make another one
the colors of fall reflected by the glow
of the late afternoon sun
Is there a 12 step program for fringe addictions?
I am so in love with the way these
yarns play together~
How do I choose the colors?
Easy --I let the yarns speak to me~~
("pick me - pick me!!")
These colors called to me~
they remind me of the blues of the ocean and sky
where they meet on the horizon.
Exquisite yarns --
I love only the most beautiful yarns!
(Sometimes it takes me hours to decide on the yarns
I want to use for my fringe.)
But -- ohhh how I love choosing the yarns!
Sometimes when I have one made -- I list it in my ETSY shop.
But most of the time --
these wraps are specially commissioned.
(that way you can choose your own colors!)
I've been collecting my thoughts in regards to knitting
and the way it makes me feel~
(yes - I know you think I'm crazy!)
I will be dedicating an upcoming post to knitting -- why I knit -- the way it makes me feel --
the reason why I can't NOT knit.
So - please wait to decide on my "crazy" status - until after that post!!!
When I am NOT knitting -- I will also admit to a little Pinterest obsession~~
~a collection of some of my favorite images ~
"Winter Blues" board
(all images courtesy of Pinterest)
You can find my Pinterest collections here~
Regarding Pinterest --
you are welcome to add images from my blog to your Pinterest boards.
You don't even have to ask
as long as it's for your Pinterest Board!
(please do ask if you wish to use them for other purposes --)
Coming up next ---
Last year's 20 Questions post was so much fun -- that I wanted to do it again! I've been saving all the questions that you have sent to me throughout this past year-- I'll answer 20 more of them and also share some of our travel photos along the way. So plan to be here if you want to learn more totally useless stuff about me --
ps -- I can not even begin to tell you how much I love you all for the comments and appreciation that you have shown to me regarding the Grow Your Blog party. I am so happy that it has been a success -- and YES - we will do it again next year. Thank you all so much for taking the time to let me know how much you enjoyed it and how your blogs have grown. My only regret is that I can't possibly respond personally to each of you who left a comment. So can I just say now -- that I love you all!