Friday, November 9, 2012

Back After A Very Long Hiatus

I'm sorry to say that the break I've taken has been mostly for negative personal reasons.  I'm not through all of it yet, I'm very much at the beginning still.  But I feel more able to blog about things I enjoy; there's been a time when my...filter...didn't engage properly, fortunately that's mostly been with personal friends.  But it really wasn't safe for me to write my thoughts, because I was likely to say something to the world at large that I can't take back.  And once it's on the internet...

My health is excellent, my children are well, my sweet dog is well, and we've added a beautiful fish that my younger one has named Lisa-Fish.  We think she's a she, and we think she's a Beta.  Sometimes I look at her through the bowl, and she swims AT me and makes bloop-bloop faces - I'm sure she would eat us all if she could figure out how to get out of the bowl and still breathe.  The dog does not seem that interested in the fish; it only bothers her when we talk to the bowl of water instead of paying attention to her.

I've been knitting a LOT all summer (I know that seems strange, most people work with yarn in cold weather), and I have some things to show you from those needles.  But today I'm starting work on finishing the 15-sided biscornu.  I finished all the panels in April, I think.  All my stitchy-ness has been set aside for awhile, because of knitting projects and personal preoccupation.  But today I cut the pieces apart, and I'm starting to decide how to piece them together:

Each design has a positive and a negative, so I'm deciding if I should place the matching pieces next to each other, or make one side positives with the negatives opposite on the other side, and some on the sides...

And here's a close-up of the motif that inspired this whole project:
The real inspiration for this came from the Ink Circles Book of Ink Circles project.  As I played with this idea, all the other motifs just kind of came together at the same time.

I'm sorry again for the long break in posts and pictures.  I have a lot to talk about, including another vacation (girls' weekend in Vegas!) and several finishes.  I hope to catch up with all of you, as well!

3 comments:

Cole said...

It's good to see a post from you Andrea ~ I hope you are well :)

Looking forward to seeing that biscornu finish! I think laying the positives on one side and negatives opposite would look cool.

Andrea Holme said...

Thanks Nicole! That's the direction I'm leaning as well.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

welcome back! I'd go for opposite sides too, looking forward to seeing it completed now