Monday, October 09, 2006

A little bit of everything

We've just returned from a lovely weekend in Mountain View, Arkansas. The kids (my son and the team he clogs with) performed at the Ozark Folk Center on Friday & Saturday. They were quite well-received, and we enjoyed the musical performances as well. All of the music is from before 1941, when the first recording was made using an amplified guitar. The instruments were fiddles, guitars, upright bass, banjos, mandolins, occasionally some piano, by people who love what they do. There are craft cottages in the park, where people are doing things such as woodcarving, sewing, quilting, spinning, weaving, silversmithing, broom-making, pottery, printing. The ladies in the spinning & weaving cottage said there are some spinning ... workshops? ... not sure ... anyway, I left my name & email so they could send me some info. I didn't ask about knitting, but apparently it is not an historic Ozark craft.

I still have those six different socks in progress, in various stages of completion. Only one is the second sock of a pair. I took a silk scarf with me to work on, but didn't get much done. It's the Lace Variation on the Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf, and I'm making it with one skein of Fiesta La Luz Multi in Coral Reef. I started it in May and set it aside -- not sure why -- as there are only 8 triangles to do, and it's not like a triangle takes very long. This will probably be a Christmas gift. It's easier for me to make things & think, "oh, this person would like this", than to decide what to make for someone and then make it.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I found your blog through the Sock Hop. This scarf is gorgeous! Thanks for including the link to the pattern. I have just the yarn to make one, but first I need to finish some socks!