The family church retreat was really good. We went to La Foret, in the Black Forest just a little outside of Colorado Springs. We stayed in heated cabins, had a cafeteria for food, and wandered through the Ponderosa forests even at 7 in the morning (eek, I got up at 6:45 am) to go bird watching.
I've also been having upper body overuse problems. I overdosed on computer stuff on Monday and did so so thoroughly, that I had to take the last couple of days just off from the computer completely. So I've been busy...
I also had a very hard time putting the beads in "randomly", so I had to use a ten-sided die, add 3, and then put a bead wherever the die said. I'd fudge it if it said to put on right on top of another bead; but it's working very well and the beads actually look random now. If you look very closely at the picture (or at one of the other pictures), there's a little wire row-counter I've been using lately, it uses abacus theory for a loop I will be hanging at the beginning of the row as soon as I actually get to the end of the row...
r0ck3tsci3ntist for yarn prompts, and there were various discussions that included "Monet-style yarn" where every few stitches would be a different color, Ulquiorra colors, and just plain "brown". So I came up with these two in a worsted weight of wool.
The funny thing is that the cyan/teal I'd only put a line about a 1/4 inch in diameter, but it spread, and the green was much narrower, but I thought it'd come out darker. The black I'd just done a latticework on the wool and knew that it would spread out and do the grays, but also did one patch of very dark black near the green. I might overdye the green parts... just to make them darker. But I rather like how that one turned out. The autumn Monet-style is rather light, but I kind of like it that way.
So she'll get to pick between the two.
Though I have to admit that the temptation to knit up something like a scarf very, very fast is high. *laughs*
I entered stuff for an art show at the church and it's kind of fun. Low-key and Jet entered a bunch of origami as well, and is really wanting to sell his work. That is pretty cute. I'm glad that he's self-confident enough to do that.
annieroo2, if you want to start measuring, I need the measurement around the ball of your boys' feet, the length of their feet, the width at the ankle and how high up they want their socks. And you can tell me if you want brown/black/grays or various colors that I can't quite predict. *laughs*
Huh.. I've painted too, but haven't taken pictures of the paintings, yet. I'll get around to it, I guess.