Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Sock, Block & Draw

Happy Tuesday, Everyone. Today I decided to join Socktoberfest. I've been knitting socks anyway, and any kind of knitting event that compares itself to drinking beer, sounds like my kind of fun. I'm almost finished with my husband's pair of socks and I have 2 more pairs to go. I'm going to make my mom the snowflake socks on Magknits, and I'm going to make my dad a pair of the same pattern I've made for my father-in-law and my husband. The Bear Brand Book gives this sock the charming name No. 2222. I've decided to rename it The Manly Sock. It's plain, and comfortable, nothing fancy, just meat and potatoes. Something just about any guy would like.

Sienna is blocking. She turned out pretty well. The pieces sewed up beautifully! I don't know if the pattern is just great, or my skills have improved, but this sweater went off with out a single hitch. Here's how she looks now. I haven't found the buttons, yet, but when I do, I'll show a pic with me modeling, to show the fit.

Well, I didn't get my canvases gessoed, like I wanted, so I didn't have a surface to start a new oil on today. I put a coat of gesso on the canvases, and pulled out some beautiful Rives BFK (printing paper) I've had around for a few years, and pulled out my acrylics. I just wanted to do a value composition. Here's the result. It was fun to mess around with acrylics again. Honestly, the only thing I enjoy doing with acrylics is drawing on paper with them:

I hope everyone is having as much fun as I am!


del said...

Yay for Socktoberfest!! Sienna came out BEE-YOU-tiful. I can't wait to see it on. Lovely color, lovely yarn.

The painting is nice, too!

Sharon G. said...

Sienna is gorgeous! I'd love to see a pic of it in action - the color is fabulous!

SANDRA said...

Siena is GORGEOUS! You did amazing knitting!
I thought of joining Sockocto... but have much another knitting and can't find time for a single sock!

Susan said...

Sienna is lovely. Someday I'll finish a sweater.

I like seeing the kids all together in one piece. I really like the effect of the value sketch, too. I have a soft spot for monochromatic or near-monochromatic paintings; it must have something to do with my love of black and white photography The painting I'm doing for my brother is going to be all sepia toned.

vtwopoint5 said...

Excellent work on the sweater - wow!

And the painting is great - and so summery :)