Friday, March 12, 2010

Creative day in the rain...

It has been raining cats and dogs all day here in FL. (Why do people say that??)  The trees are happy and waving their branches, some of them fuzzy green.  The azaleas are Finally blooming.  They are about 6 weeks late blooming this year, the ones that survived continued Mr. Hard Frost.  So pretty in pink!


I just finished a charm bracelet that has more of my torch-fired enamel beads.  I'm low on supply, but "you take what you have" as Kajsa Varg used to say (famous Swedish cook way back when.) I added some sea inspired items, some pale beads, and wings-charms!  So the piece is titled Wngs.  We could all use a pair of those... No security check at the airport.

Also, I started a pair of wool socks before Christmas that I wanted to felt.  I have never felted socks or mittens, but this time, I Would Do It, so I did.  I had knitted them bigger than usual since the felting makes them shrink quite a bit.  Funny part is that the heel didn't shrink as much though I used the same brand yarn.  So they ended up with quite a large heel and somewhat tight over the arch.  Pretty, however, if I may say so myself.  I used two strands of yarn the whole time, and they are WARM.  I might put them up on etsy even though the winter is just about over.


 

5 comments:

A Creative Dream... said...

Ohh...Ohh...I know this one! "It's raining cats and dogs" has several theories about where it comes from...one says that originated in the Middle Ages when cats and dogs slept on thatched roofs of cottages and fell onto unsuspecting sleeping occupants during heavy storms. Another theory suggests that the sound of thunder during a heavy rain like the cacophony created by fighting cats and dogs. And then there is the one that suggests during the bubonic plague of the 14th century not just people were afflicted with the plague, but cats and dogs were too. During heavy rainfalls the bodies of hundreds of cats and dogs would be washed out into the streets.
And that's my history lesson for the day...
The socks are gorgeous, and how strange that the heel didn't shrink as much as the rest...wonder what caused that? And, the bracelet is gorgeous as well...as all of your work is. Now I am off to enjoy the rain we are having here...sooooooooo much better than the snow!

Maria said...

Thanks for the history lesson, June! Those times in history sounded pretty rough. Times sure were different.

Christina Colwell said...

Whever the phrase comes from, it certainly conjures up some intersting visuals in the mind. I try not to see them "SPLAT" though. EWW.

Kirsten said...

Love the colors you coordinated in the bracelet.... very pretty for Spring! :) Enjoy our sunshiny weekend! Goodbye rain!.....

Kelly said...

Oh those socks! They're great, Maria. I always admire anyone who can really knit. I think it's so hard!
Glad things are turning green in your world.