Friday, June 16, 2006

Dates and Eggplants

I have 2 things to show you today:

First, #1 had his first painting lessons last week. We decided on eggplants, because they are simple forms and have beautiful color, and we had just bought them at the farmer's market that morning.

I think he did a great job. We both had a canvas and I would paint on mine, with him watching. Then he would paint on his. These are all his strokes. I helped him mix the color, but, after a while, he started mixing his own.

This is acrylic on canvas (I think it's 12 inches square).

Second: This is what I want to knit. It is from the Columbia Style Book # 108, 1946. I think it is very stylish, but I'm not sure if I would do the crochet around the belt buckle. Mostly, I just like the name. The yarn it calls for is no longer available, but it's just worsted weight wool. I may try a wool/alpaca blend. I've tried a few things from these old books and it's fun to see them come to be.


cathych said...

wow, I thought at first you said "planting" lessons, & thought "whoa, I don't know about those homegrown eggplants...."

vtwopoint5 said...

I agree that your son did a great job. Very nice colors.

The sweater looks nifty. Do you have a color in mind?


hesira said...

I'm thinking maybe a deep plum color. (See the eggplants!)

cathych said...

well, I meant the orangina top & made a mistake, yikes. I just put cucumbers in claussens pickle juice & let it set for 3 days. It makes perfect pickles that way. This is great for pickled eggs too, just drop a few boiled eggs in. I don't know if you are from the south are not, but everyone around here eats em.

hesira said...


I am from VERY deep in the south, but I have never tried a pickled egg. I've seen them in the convience stores, but I never had the courage.