This is a thank you Etched Ice Cowl for the model who was kind enough to model it, as well as a few other things, late last year. When we were done with the shoot and she told me which design she wanted for her thank you, I pulled some old swatches in appropriate weight yarns and had her start feeling them for softness. She stopped pretty quickly when she got to a swatch using Drops Baby Alpaca Silk. I do admit to loving this stuff - it's pretty much like yarn crack - even though several of the colors are less than inspired, I'd still like to have a boatload in the entire colorway set. She'll receive this thank you in a few weeks (and of course it's late!), and I hope she likes it. I think it turned out rather well, even if I do say so myself.
And now for the third installment of my 4-part art journal from last year's LYS tour. This is the day that was all about water. I've also played around in Photoshop and think I've come up with a way to float the typed copy over my handwritten in such a way that you should be able to read it on the artwork as opposed to separate copy underneath. Let's hope this works the way I've planned! Incidentally, if you want to see the traffic I journal about on this day, check out the photos I took along the way and blogged about here last September.
Just a little over a week until the Leather, Lace, Grit & Grace blog tour begins! Get your blog tour shoes on, people, and be prepared to visit six wonderful blogs and read all about the book. Who knows, you might win one and then you can join the Ravelry a-long and make something from it with us. Whoot!