Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Welcome December


Huge thanks to everyone who took pictures of the natural colors around them during November!! Hope that we all find some inspiration there.

Colleen from Penny-Wise People in NH

Evelyn Oldroyd in British Columbia (I'm pretty sure that's where she is)

Jennifer from Finding the Real Me in South Carolina

Ginny from Muthaknitter in Washington, DC

Charlotte from Strikke - Og Vevebloggen in Norway


I'll post the December colors post in the middle of the month so that we'll all have time to join in the challenge. (I secretly half-hope for snow by then so the colors will be different than in November! But I only half hope for it.....cold is not my best event!)

Meanwhile, keep your eye attuned to the beauty and color around you, even at this dark and chilly time of year. (If any readers in the southern hemisphere want to join in and remind us of what summer looks like, we'd love it!!)

14 comments:

Theresa said...

Nice skein winder! Great picture actually. Do I see a scarf warp tied on that loom? Is the yarn some of your newly dyed fiber?
I'll be on the look out for color in December, no doubt it will be white by the end of the month.

Life Looms Large said...

I wish I'd used aperture mode to blur the background of that photo - I think the skein winder is kind of a nice star or snowflake - very appropriate for this time of year. Unfortunately, I'm not going to reshoot that shot because I have to move things around in my studio to put the skein winder in that position. And my studio is back in order.

That is still THE scarf warp on the loom. Still dithering....although my finalists go in the wash today to see how they fare. And of course I'll be droning on and on and on about my warp samples later this week.

I did think one of my newly dyed yarns might do the trick, but comparing them to the warp - while the yarn was still wet - talked me out of that notion.

Sue

Colleen said...

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing December color from lots of different places!! Here it's so brown right now... I think I'm ready for a little snow. A little...
:)Colleen

Delighted Hands said...

Very nice picture of the skein winder. I will try to join in for pics in Dec-it is a busy month when the robins arrive and all our flowers are out!

Jennifer said...

I'll be glad to send you some Southern Hemisphere photos - but I may mix in some Northern Also. You never know!

charlotte said...

I'm not sure if I'll be able to take any December photos, it's just getting darker and darker!

Life Looms Large said...

Thanks for the reminder that there are lucky people in the northern hemisphere who can speak of robins and flowers and December in the same sentence!!!

And glad that we might have a visiting contributor straddling both hemispheres this month!! So exciting!

Charlotte, you might just have to post a picture of a candle or something. No sun until January. Yipes!! Good luck!!

Sue

Meg in Nelson said...

[Start-unsightly-rant] Where did my decade go!!! Give me back my naughties!! [End-unsightly-rant]

I'm told it's officially summer here. But it's nice and gray and misty today, I can stay in denial. :-D

Sara said...

How did I miss that little challenge you put out! I'm here everday that you post...

I must have been brain-dead...

But, I did go look at all the lovely November colors...

Leigh said...

Very nice skein winder indeed! Great shot of it too.

I love all the fall color photos. I didn't get a post about it so maybe my new header can count. :)

Life Looms Large said...

I would be glad to see more participants in December! I'll post the challenge around the middle of the month.

Meanwhile, we can all start shooting pictures - and many of the pictures and blog posts that people do already would work for this. Well, as long as you take pictures of nature somewhere!

Happy December! (Whether that's the start of your summer or your winter.)

Sue

ASpinnerWeaver said...

gosh! Is November over already? I so meant to do that. I'll try again in December.

Jenny said...

Oh my. My daughter and I took a weaving class and we were both enamored...but confused. I so admire your ability to do this.

Sharon said...

That looks like fun. I'll keep an eye out for the December challenge. There's not much color here in December but it's pretty in its own way.