Our caravan is currently soaking up the sunshine here in Geraldton, WA:
You know when you’re about to create something and think ‘this is going to be soooo great – I can’t wait to see it’s finalized glory!’. Then you finish it and immediately think ‘What on earth … I wasted all my effort on THAT??!’ Sometimes these (many) learning experiences can be very frustrating, but I do have to (grudgingly) admit that I am thankful for the knowledge gained.
Nonetheless I’m quite pleased with how my little bird home turned out. With 3 entrances and cosy enough to accommodate the most discerning nester, this kiddies’ book inspired home is practically ready to move into, just needs hanging in an appropriate nesting locale.
Cleckheaton’s ‘California’ 8ply came through with the goods again, achieving a 43% and 46% felted reduction in height and width respectively, using 7mm needles.
This was made as a precursor to my dream of creating a knitted/felted teapot. I think I’m a little closer to achieving the skill set needed to make it, and hope 2016 will see my pot capable of pouring alcoholic beverages for visiting friends (she types while knocking on wood).
And finally, something to start the incoming year. I sometimes stumble across quotes and bits of text that resonate with who I am or trying to do/make/think/be. Here’s a New Year wish from Neil Gaiman’s Journal, written a few years ago – but one which may touch a chord with you too:
Thank you for kindly dropping by – I really appreciate your interest, and wish you all the very best for the forthcoming year.
With warm regards,