So much color in the Natural Dye Intensive course I took with Jane Woodhouse. The class, hosted by Hope’s Favorite Things, was an excellent primer on achieving the natural color you want by making careful calculations and mixing dye extracts.
The Back Porch
The Front Porch
I’m planning to cast on Ujo, a dress design by Ankestrick, for the #hipsterkal hosted by Jaclyn of the Brooklyn Knitfolk podcast.
I think I’m going to get mileage out of single skeins by using this color palette.
Note: The video is vintage Minimalist (2007). I use the food processor attachment for my blender to create a course texture when grinding the beans. And I used black-eyed peas instead of chickpeas. If the dough is too wet, add a tablespoon of chickpea or other flour to absorb the moisture.
The #summertopmal will continue until I record Episode 172 — so you have about two more weeks to create and chatter on the Ravelry thread.
Off the Shelf
As I thought more about Georgia O’Keeffe, I grew curious about any ekphrastic poetry that may exist. A little searching led me to a collection by Jessica Jacobs. In this episode, I read the title poem of the collection, which was awarded the 2015 New Mexico Book Award in Poetry. Click the link below to see an image of the painting that inspired the poem.
For each of the summer months, we’ll focus on a different verb. For the month of June, it’s BLEND! Smoothies, pesto, blended flavors — join in and post about your culinary adventures.
In this episode, I talk about the convergence on the topic of mindfulness. Isn’t it wonderful when small parts come together with impact and meaning? Thank you Amy, for your kind gift of The Mindfulness in Knitting by Racheal Matthews. This book has been an excellent companion for my online coursework via Mindful Schools. I’ve also been enjoying episodes of Teaching Your Brain to Knit; Catherine and Margaret put together such inviting and informative episodes.
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