Saturday, July 15, 2006

Catching Up

Summer Coasters! My sister, Bonnie, gave me some KnitPicks Shine Sport yarn to try out. It's incredibly pleasant to crochet with, and so soft. These coasters are the results-perfect for resting a beer on during this summer heat.
Last Sunday I went to Plum Island and Newburyport so I made a stop at the Wenham Museum to see this hooked rug exhibit. Alot of nice rugs with summery themes, and a wide range of styles. If you're in the North Shore area, check it out. I really liked seeing the late 1800's stamping blocks by Philena Moxley that are also on display. She's the great grandmother of the woman who now owns Green Mountain Rugs in Vermont-rug hooking passed down through the generations.
Oh, I visited the Fiber Art Center in Amherst (see sidebar) also and saw the Dutch Fiber Artists show on view until the end of the month. I liked the spiderweb-like wall installations by Marain Bijlenga, who uses horsehair, thread, and fabric and paper remnants, and the paper jewelry by Nel Lins.


Anonymous said...

Love the little coasters, they remind me of Dollies that my Mom had, large with the Ruffled edge, which I haven't seen for ages.

Jerry & Maxy said...

Gorgeous doily-coasters!

Bonnie said...

Hey betsey, you've certainly put that KP Shine to good use! I like the ruffly edges a lot.

Shine is indeed very pleasant to work with. I'm almost done with the last of 14 washcloths I've knit with Shine, and am feeling sad about not having any Shine projects on the needles. I might try it for those sachets in One Skein.