|Dressing the shawl|
Lots of changes, and all good.
I'd like to think of last year as a "consolidation" year; a year of practising and deepening the knitting knowledge.
Turns out I already knew quite a bit...and I feel most of us actually know an awful lot -it's just that we hesitate before putting our knowledge to the test for fear of getting it wrong or wasting time and wool.
I was well supported many years ago by the Auckland Spinners' and Weavers' Guild, where the notion of "getting it wrong" or "wasting wool" was firmly encouraged. I came out the other side of all that with an artist's mind for process.
|Isla, the dog, "helping" in the shed.|
I am deeply proud of it.
It's not a complicated design. It is meant as an appreciation for my new surroundings here in South Kaipara (well, one year). There is a fir tree motif, a serpentine river and a wavy shore-line.
I want to exhibit it locally early next year so I have been careful about exposing it too much.
But, I've been asked for the pattern by knitters whom I respect overseas, and it's a bit hard to ignore the request.
|Plantation Fir Trees|
Now, that was all a preamble to explain that there will have to be a complete technological up-grade here in order to remain in contact with you all AND publish on-line.
A finance plan has been drawn up and submitted.
Software has been sampled.
This web-site has been explored (actually I've done it before) for "side-bar" features.
Family have been recruited for technological help.
There will be more.
It's a whole new world, and one I have been tip-toeing to for some time. I appreciate the welcome I have had from Justine Turner of Just-Jussi Designs. She promised to wriggle over and give me some room!...bless.
|Shawl in perspective|