Sunday, January 20, 2013

Getting my mojo back

Hi everyone,

I've been struggling with my planned course of study for this year, and have decided to go back to my fabric roots.  Considering I'm majoring in Photography, this may be an odd statement.   I've accepted that my degree is not likely to lead to work but I may as well finish what I've started and made a commitment to.  As a result, I plan to work with transferring photographs onto fabric in 2013, and hopefully devise a way of integrating these into 3 dimensional fabric sculptures. There, now I've said it so I have to do it.  Talking of doing, there hasn't been much of it happening chez Goodwin.  However, I've been doing  a lot of thinking about doing, so that's a start :-)

Today, I had a lovely surprise.  Jenny Brooks, a KQ from Auckland, is down here visiting and suggested we catch up for afternoon tea (which was lovely - thanks, Jenny!) which we did at the Art Gallery/Museum cafe, and then moved out into Queen's Park when that closed.  When it was time to leave, Jenny gave me this gorgeous skein of laceweight baby alpaca - so soft and cuddly!
When I got home, I immediately went onto Ravelry to find a suitable pattern. I've found several that might suit, now to sit down and decide which to make.  Jenny and I have both knitted the Clapotis pattern - I made mine while in France and England so it has many memories of my trip.  Such a lovely thought, Jenny - I'll make something really special from this alpaca.

In NQR news, my son Cass and partner Catherine are currently tramping on Stewart Island.  No mean feat as the tracks are challenging and so is the weather.  They'll be back here on thursday for a few days so I'm looking forward to spending a bit of time with them - I haven't see Cass for a year and Catherine for 2 years.  They expect to be moving to Christchurch in April.  Here they are pictured before they set off:

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