Friday, September 30, 2011

All kindsa art going on here

Wow, it's been an arty week around GR.  ArtPrize has been in high gear all week.  Hopefully this afternoon I'll be able to check out a few more things.  Since they've announced the top 10, it should be easier to get to some of the venues I haven't seen yet as the crowds will be around the 10 favs. You can see some of my photos from ArtPrize if you'd like by checking my 4 previous blog posts.  Just click on the blog title and scroll down.

I finished spinning the single you see at the top of my blog.  The bobbin is nice and full see...
Now I must decide whether to wind off half of it to make a two ply or just Navajo ply it?  I'm leaning toward the N-Ply since I segregated the colors of the batt and spun them in a repeated order.  Having finished this batt I can concentrate on spinning some of the Jacob that I started combing...lots of that to spin so better get started.

The second Kill Bill sock is steadily growing, now that I know what I'm doing.  That first sock threatened to end my knitting career, I swear!
I decided to give it a black toe to make it more interesting when I'm spinning with the group at Urban Mill.

I feel that ArtPrize has renewed my enthusiasm for art/craft/creativity.  I do so love creating pretty things.  I have several ArtPrize pieces stuck in my mind, like these two...

I'd love to have either in my office at work where I could gaze upon them frequently.

Be sure to get out and find something that will renew your enthusiasm if you find it waning this time of year.  It can be a tough task this time of year, but if you can accomplish it the long cold winter will be much more bearable.

Visit more creative folks over at Andrea's blog.  Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

12 comments:

Dutch Hollow Acres said...

I vote for N-Ply, I think the colors would totally pop!

Chrisknits said...

I am not a spinner, but I say anything that keeps the striping!

paula said...

Ooh, the colors in your freshly spun yarn are spectacular! Lovely work.

Vivian said...

Love all the ArtPrize pictures. Thank you for posting them.

Had to laugh at the sock threatened to end your knitting career. I had projects like that too, glad your socks are coming through!

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

I love going to shows - it always spurs my creativity. Art museums have the same effect for me, too.
N-ply would be great for the colors - and, I am jealous you can do an N-ply without crying (I have a hard time getting into a rhythm with that one)

Marushka C. said...

A good art show can be almost overwhelming with inspiration. I agree, this is the perfect time of year to get out and be refreshed with new ideas -- and also to support fellow artists and artisans.

WonderWhyGal said...

I vote for N-ply too.

I am jealous. I don't think I'm going to make it to ArtPrize and I am totally bummed.

Glad to hear that you are inspired.

LOVIN' the Kill Bill socks.

Spinster Beth said...

N-Ply!

Melissa said...

Thanks for posting Art Prize pic for those of us who can't take the crowds. Your sock is looking great.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Your kill bill socks totally rock, love them

Kathryn Ray said...

All I have to do is read your blog to find inspiration. ;-)

AllyB said...

You all are so kind. Looks like it's gonna be N-ply for this single. Hopefully can get that done tomorrow during my visit with friends at Urban Mill. Hopefully I'll have some pics up soon.