As the chill of Autumn starts in the air, and the eager leaves are bronzing (hey, for knitters, this is a GOOD thing!), I receive a gift, an opportunity to be part of a show at the Meadows Art Gallery. This is a special place, where artwork is displayed in wonderful layouts highlighted by exacting lighting. The art shows rotate every 6-8 weeks, and the artists get to represent their work at cheerful receptions. The Gallery Curator is Tom Seagard, a man I've known since I was a kid, who has passion and enthusiasm for every medium out there. He's graciously included me, in the belief that knitting is art, and for that I am thankful.
I will have between 10 and 12 pieces there, along with seven other artists. Many works will be offered for sale, although some may simply be on display. There is a theme of "The Old Guard" and "The New Guard," of which I will be included with the latter. I'm excited and honored to have such an opportunity again. Many people in the community come to the reception, and many will wander through over the course of the show, and it's rewarding to have people comment on and purchase my creations! This show will be there from September 3rd to the end of the month.
I've been working on some things to sell, some things that are complicated and pretty, and some things that are labors of love. There are pumpkin hats for babies (even some raspberry and cherry colors, too). I designed and made a scarf in brilliant shades of yellows and orange; of course, had to be called the Vitamin C Scarf. I made a Tumbling Blocks hat, which is really a fun optical illusion in colorwork. There might be an Icelandic Sweater on display if the one I made it for will let it be there! It does get chilly in the evenings in Wisconsin, and he might want to wear it.
So after this show, it's deep into holiday knitting, when I sell the most as people look for special gifts. Knitwear is wonderful in the winter! And, I do have a pattern I've designed that I plan to sell, as well. That's exciting for me, and I hope other knitters will be excited, too. It's a colorwork hat with a wave and water theme. I hope to have that ready in September.
So, that's what is new with my knitting. An exciting and busy season coming up! Thanks for reading!