All great art is a form of complaint. - John Cage

Most anarchists are gentle people.
-Anna Zilboorg

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

When I asked for a "picolo" gelato for my son, the so (so!) handsome Italian owner of this gelato shop in Soho gave us a tiny vanilla cone gratis.  He had wavy silver hair and wore a starched pinstripe shirt.  I almost felt at home.

Meandered into PurlSoho this weekend while up in New York.  The merchandising was bright and airy.  The prices reflected the locale and there were no Knitters of the Round Table as there are at the Knit Nook on Bardstown in the Highlands, but my, it was dreamy.

Bowls and bunnies and curios.

Fields of felt.

Shootout at Purl.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Say no more.

Imagining these colors for a felt bowl. . .maybe some soy silk highlights.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


One of my work tables this morning.  Its order surprised me.  I have been knee deep in roving and paperwork and finally cleared the studio and dealt with things undealt with since March.

The blue doll form is a prototype - I could aim for proficiency as a seamstress, but I will instead aim for charm and maintain my grade school skill set.

Mary Ann Holmes of H & K Farms in Pleasureville, KY spun the skein of Icelandic wool.  I am going to make mittens with it and then sit on our front porch and wait for winter.

The bowl is full of antique rag yarn purchased on Etsy and a tiny rag doll from Scottsburgh, Indiana.

The frame holds a 1920s advertisement.
My grandmother
Alberta Regina Miller
- Mom-Mom -
models the yarn.

At the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival today: serious mittens and a lamb reaching for greener pastures.  There was a perpetual spray of rain in the air, a bagpiper out in the field and Russian Wolfhounds loping about.

These mittens were knitted and fulled by Debbie Barnett - I think she said she was from Bourbon Co., KY.  They are her father's - he wears them to feed the cows.  I would love a pair for walking Puppy on cold nights.

This lamb belongs to Diane MacDonald of Tanglewood Farm.  A bag of her green citrus roving called to me, but I opted instead for some of her black and orange roving.  I hope to spin it into an autumn hat for my son.

My good friends JoAnn Adams and Angela Mobley were at the festival - I lured many friends to their kind and knowledgeable webs. 

A poem:

wolfhounds loping about
cold nights
for my son
knowledgeable webs

Monday, May 10, 2010

Art in the Arbor!  
Blustery and cool blue skies.  
Many new client friends and connections. 
Next weekend, May 15-16: 
1st Annual Kentucky Fiber Festival
Lexington, Kentucky!
See you there. . .