Today started with a great Zoom discussion among Sonya Philip, great clothes designer and nice person, and the Modern Daily Knitting duo, Ann and Kaye. They're great knitters, purveyors of yarns and other knitting needs, plus great supporters of indie designers.
Sonya is a knitter, also a great clothes designer and teacher, about creating and upcycling simple wearable stuff you want to wear.
She has a new book out: The Act of Sewing. That's what the presentation was about. She's a lovely person altogether, just wants people to make what they want to wear and not worry about what the industry wants. She assembles colorful unusual combos that make you want to do likewise.
MDK, given in full above, has a terrific newsletter with all kinds of readable people writing for it. It's where I discovered Franklin Habit, to whose vlog I am now devoted, and others. So I recommend them too, even if you're not a passionate knitter, for the entertainment value.
Anyway Sonya is such an original, happy person, who always looks exactly right in her own designs, and anyone can learn to.
So these are free shout-outs to all of them.
And I have finished stitching together the Mitered Squares, so now I have to weave in 136,685 ends before I steam it, then stitch up the seams.
Spent a while weaving in ends. Watching Sonya renewed my confidence in this project. Also the spring weather here is still cold enough to wear the jacket without waiting for Fall, so there's that.
Then I needed lunch so I made a cream of rainbow carrot, celery and white bean, which, decorated with dandelion leaves and chives was decorative and pretty good, too. Art as food.
I spent a lot of the afternoon watching a presentation on Greek embroidery of the 17th and 18th centuries, with a foray much earlier than that. From Oxford's Ashmolean Museum. I'll blog it tomorrow when I get the screenshots organized and cropped and my breath back.
Then finally Misfits arrived, a day late, though they did warn me, and short a can of broth, which I expect they'll refund.