I’m happy to report that after my last two posts things got better! First of all, with a clear head and no imposed agendas, I finally produced a beautiful pair of wrist warmers that will serve as the model for a new line I plan to bring to markets this season. Yesterday this first pair received a lot of compliments from passing marketgoers and were even tried on a few times – but that might just be because it was a very cold and windy day and New Englanders have a reputation for stubbornly dressing in summer clothes even when the thermometer reads 57 degrees F! Never one to follow the masses, I have no pride when it comes to cold weather, and spent most of the afternoon shivering in multiple layers of fleece, wishing I had worn a hood or a hat, and tempted to “display” all seven of the alpaca scarves I brought by wrapping them around myself!
I owe it to the weather that two women walked away wearing my scarves as their rightful owners and I am 180 dollars richer today! Or, 180 dollars less poor. These two happen to be favorites of mine, the first because it is the first scarf I created when I made the switch to alpaca fiber a few years ago and decided to make more high-end items with complex designs and luxury materials, including fiber from Peru, Bolivia and Chile and bead embellishments on the fringes.
The second one you have already seen here, and is the first scarf I created with a painter as inspiration, marking a definite turn of direction for me in how I conceive of these pieces – they are meant to be functional and fashionable, but I also want them to be unique artworks!
ONWARD AND UPWARD!
I’ll be back later this week with a longer more substantial post and an update on the Guess the Artist scarf, but just wanted to share some good news for a change, while it is still fresh, with my followers, old and new (and welcome to the new ones!) Even Little P can rest easy now that the household is in harmony again. Now, back to crocheting!