I sat down this weekend to design more Christmas stockings (check out the felting page for examples), but I just…couldn’t. It’s much easier to come up with a theme for a friend than one for anyone. Red and green? Or blues, silvers, and grays? Nature scenes or traditional trees and ornaments? Way too many choices. And all I could think of was like…fall scenes. Leaves, pumpkins, corn and such.
So after about an hour of that, with only one passable design to show for it, I gave up and went to get coffee with a friend. Since we were downtown anyway, we walked over to my favorite fabric store. After that, any chance of me working on alpaca stuff just flew out the window.
Yeah, I know. Curtains are not an alpaca product. Alpaca fiber curtains would be just…weird. Overkill on insulation, certainly.
While the fabric was in the dryer, I made the curtain “rod”. I braided together three strands of a turquoise yarn a friend gave me years ago when her arthritis became too bad for her to knit. I used a door knob to hold the yarn as I worked, like I used to when I was 12. The white door, my blue bedroom walls, the painstakingly restored door hardware and the turquoise yarn made for a pretty picture on a perfect day.