The mitten on the right was from the first pair I made. The grey was the background and the colors were the 'fiddleheads'. If you saw my previous post on the matter, you say that I only had a tweensy little smidge of the gray left over, but I had scads of the other five colors left over. So I changed things up a bit and started a second pair. Now the 'fiddleheads' are a cream color and the other five colors are the background colors. I did have to switch the colors to the opposite order because in the first mitten I had to do the icord cast on in dark blue and it ate a lot of yarn, but the green tip of the mitten was losts of decreases so it didn't use hardly any yarn. Reversing them prevented a yarn shortage panic like I had last time. I hope. I've only got the first few rows done on the second mitten of the second pair, so we'll see.
I've been setting aside tangles that I've created in a special file in my cabinet. When I put one in last night, I realized that I had quite a stockpile and that I hadn't put only of them out there for others to try...so here they all are. I'm not good at stepouts or at naming. Most of them are named after placed in Maine...just because. I'd love to see any tangles that you've done that use any of these patterns! Have fun and tangle on!
There was a perfect storm this long Thanksgiving weekend; a bunch of tangle artists with extra time on their hands discovered several 'Jewel' tutorials that started popping up in Facebook Groups last week...Voila! There was a 'jewel storm' on the boards all weekend long, and the results were amazing! I had such a good time looking at everyone else's work, that you know I had to try it myself! I suspect this is exactly what caused the storm!
While I love color, I'm not very good with it... but I gave it the old college try. I drew a bunch of circles and just started trying the different techniques and color combinations. I'm still not satisfied. I have wicked 'jewel envy' from looking at other's work, but it was fun.
Practice Sheet (tone on tones)
Practice Sheet Two:Sakura shadow technique (Note-paper was two thin and it totally warped) Practice Sheet Three:Trying to throw an odd color in every now and then.
Have you tried Jewels yet?…
This week's Diva Challenge was to use circles as a string. I'm not sure if this qualifies or not (it's not a typical string and the tile is large-6"x6") but I'm claiming it anyway. It's kind of a two-fer because our Challenge tangle for next month's Wisconsin Tangle Artist's Coalition meeting is 'Reticulated' which I used to fill in each outer circle around the doodle-jewels. I had a great time making it. Very relaxing compared to last week when we had to tangle while moving and I made myself motion sick! TMI? Without further ado...Diva Challenge #277:
Thanks for another great challenge, Laura! PS-Loved your vacation pics!