Installation of the Comfort and Joy group show featuring 11 fiber artists has just been completed at The Artery! Although I had every intention of doing a mini-series for the show, burn-out from the last show combined with the inevitable grading crunch, so I ended up with just one new piece. But I’m pleased I was able to dig down and produce that one, and it’s a good hat.
Here is the hat I’m calling Comfort and Joy:
This is a shaped beret with iridescent glass beads felted into the fabric. It is both comfortable and joyful.
I also managed to resurrect a photo of one of the remaining undocumented pairs of socks. I made a pair of the Ribble Socks from the now-legendary Socks, Socks, Socks book as a gift some years ago, and always wanted a pair for myself. The sock is knit in ribs which are then cabled, so the cuff is reversible, meaning you can fold the cuff over and it still looks nice. I handdyed the yarn, and here is what I ended up with:
The cables knit with this yarn remind me of tree trunks, which is not the most flattering imagery for one’s legs. The socks are, however, thick, warm, and finished, and that counts for quite a lot.
Although this has been a strenuous week, I am now covered, head to toe.