These last few days have been days of playing around with new things. The first thing I tried was a collage. I really thought it couldn’t be that hard. I looked around for a picture that looked easy and took off. I love this picture. It was taken on our 2nd anniversary. That’s my hubby walking on the Grand Haven pier way back when we lived in Michigan.
3 hours later, I had this.
What really amazed me about this project is that I seriously have some spatial awareness issues. In the photo, the lighthouse looks so big – a main part of the picture. When I actually cut out the lighthouse, it was WAY smaller than I expected – hardly any of the picture at all! Realizations like this happened over and over again as I was working.The other thing I tried was weaving with a Weavette. I got 2 of them from the Spinning Wheel Yarn Shop with free shipping, and they came in 2 (TWO!) days.
I’ve made one 6 x 6 square with sock yarn and I think it’s pretty cute! I was going for a loose weave and learned that I really should have made things tighter. I can’t imagine making a whole table cloth or blanket like this, but I think this would look great in a square frame, or on the square pocket of a tote bag. Any other ideas anyone else has would be welcome!