Believe me, so many prayers for the nation have been woven into that scarf. I completed it just after voting on
November 4th. It actually wasn’t that cold in Alabama on that day, but my gold coat matches the red scarf beautifully, so (at my mother’s recommendation) I couldn’t resisting wearing it for the picture.
Abigail loves spool knitting hats. She made a nice soft brown toboggan for
Joseph on his 14th birthday (which was November 2nd). Mary and Beth modeled for some of Abby’s hats in the picture below.
I was such a perfectionist about Beth’s mouth that I painted over it after this and tried lengthening her face to make it as realistic as possible. Everyone else thought that her lips were painted nicely, but I went and ruined them just to start all over. Now I’m somewhat regretting it. Jenny Clark’s hair has been an interesting venture, since I have never painted a red headed person before. It took a brief while to figure out how to make the color look natural without ending up pink, bright red or too orange. Keep in mind that the stages at which those photos were taken were nowhere near finished – I’ve got quite away to go to make their faces look more accurate!
The new painting looks like it’s going to be wonderful! In the last photo, the faces remind me of vector graphics. Also, just to let you know, Joy is planning to startup a new website for her original knitting patterns and projects. But it might be a month or two before she has enough content to actually start the site.
Your knitting is lovely! All of you have done such a good job with your projects. I like to spin yarn also, and Marley has a small loom, but spinning yarn tight enough to weave with is not a skill I’ve mastered yet.
The painting is beautiful, too. Didn’t you also paint the chickens on your family website? They look very realistic. Do you plan to study art or design? Joan’s tastes and activities run towards the domestic-creative and she’d like to study clothing design, art, or the culinary arts.
Hi Amanda~ I love your paintings, they are so beautiful. I will be attending a spinning group on Jan 8th, as we have a neighbor who raises sheep, sheers and spins the wool and then knits with her homemade yarn. She has invited Kelsey and I to attend this group meeting with her. I’m very excited about going and hopefully will learn to knit at the same time…I’ve tried reading books and watching videos but I have always been the type person who learns kinetically. Thank you for sharing such wonderful pieces. I’d love also to learn to knit some dishcloths for myself.