Dear Diary, We have been thinking of an Abstract greys challenge at the studio. Brenda is working on one right now. We have even played with the “Fifty Shades of Grey” idea as a get started thing for it but that is not quite worked out. I never really got those books, having not made it through the first in the series but the title is catchy. At our Thursday group a few weeks ago, Meaghan who comes , said, “Friends don’t let friends knit greys in February.” I knew exactly what she meant. Around here we would have to extend it to March. Of course there is no stopping Brenda. She is at home working on the greys. I am saving it for awhile.
Right now I am still hot on colour. We just got these painted frames in the studio and I am hooking some mats to put in there. I am interested in pattern though and noticed tat many of the new designs in my new pattern book are patterns rather than images. I think patterns can be very modern and contemporary so I like that idea, bring rug hooking into this millennium with less traditional designs. We will see your response to them. I cannot wait to hook some of them. Patterns are a challenge to hook because of the repeats. Though I have learned you do not have to repeat colour.
So here is some colour for grey March…..
I had mentioned a Kaffe Fassett book that I read lately. Here is a little video that Susan Elcox of New World Rug Hooking tweeted about and I enjoyed. It just gives you a glimpse into his studio life. There are also some colourful pictures below to help lighten up a March day. I know some of you have tulips coming up but here in Nova Scotia the only cherry blossoms are on the candy store shelves