The rain has taken a break for now (foggy AM/Sunny PM) and I had the day off.
2 hours of trimming with a pair of clippers, loppers and a pruning saw. I'm not done yet. Imagine what I could do with a chain saw!
Random thought as I worked my way towards the back: "I hope there isn't a skunk back here."
And then I played with some alpaca wool.
The original plan was to try felting it as a rug but that wasn't really working. It's ended up as a boa. My thought was that it could be stitched together to make a rug type piece of fabric. This is only half of it and I may leave it just like this. At least until after the yearly Holiday party for work. I'm not quite sure about the color though...
I made this several years ago. The quote says: "Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well." Vincent Van Gogh
Today I made this to keep it company:
"Green Grass Moon," needle felted and stitched on indigo dyed wool.
This morning I finished the red hat so that I could use the needles to finish the sweater.
Thinking about what a basic wardrobe should have, what it should be made of, where it should come from.
Thinking about the basic construction of clothing.
The last On Being interview I listened to as I worked on the sweater was an interview with Seth Godin. I listened to both the edited and unedited versions. If you only listen to one choose the unedited. One of my favorite quotes:
"And so it's easy to keep track of what art is by what it's not. Right? It's not following a manual, reading a dummy's book, looking for a map. It tends to be people who work with a compass instead. Who have an understanding of true north and are willing to solve a problem in an interesting way."