Awkward self-portrait in dusty mirror. Yeah. So let's focus on my the most recent finished object and how it came to be. I'm allergic to animal fibers- eyes water, hives pop up- and it's really lame. Fortunately, there are a lot of cool, vegan options available: cotton, linen, rayon, and this super cool yarn, made from the bark of banana trees. WBH surprised me with this it earlier this summer. I worked on this onstage during a park scene. It's got a great, hard to describe weight while staying soft and fuzzy. I wanted to focus on the cool texture of the yarn, so I kept the pattern simple, worked it all in stockinette and then the ends were sewed together. Simple, but I like the statement and pop of color it adds. It will get more use when the weather cools off.
I picked up a quilt top I made a while back to finish this week. The plan is for it to cover a superfluous door in the living room, and hopefully stop a draft when things cool down. It's pinned and ready for some sewing, and I'm so excited to get it up on the wall.