Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This n that
Just started a new drawing. This is a kitty whose photo I found on Flickr!, a handsome cat in my opinion. Love those little white feet. I'll be doing the background, too, so this one may take me a while. I've just put a couple of hours into it so far, and most of that was transferring the drawing to my hard press watercolor paper. This paper just eats colored pencils, but it really gives the best result for me. I can do a lot of layers and it's very forgiving as far as lifting out color (erasing), etc.
What else is new. I got a one-day-a-week job at a yarn shop, Cultured Purls in Issaquah, WA, and it's been great so far. I get to see new yarns as they come in, and it's nice to be able to help people with their projects, whether it's picking up dropped stitches, making sense of a pattern, or helping to decide on yarn or a project. What's not to like! Here's the shop:
And being part time it doesn't cut into my knitting time too much. People have this image of what working in a yarn shop is like, and it usually involves lots of time to knit and drink tea--well, it's not like that! It's can be quite busy, and there is always something to do.
Anyway, as I forge ahead on Donegal, I have this lovely image from the Virtual Yarns website to inspire me. Looks like Alice Starmore has made it in yet another colorway.