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Archive for the month “September, 2011”

Beating Down the Path

I am employing a short and sweet strategy this time around as my husband and I are getting ready to embark on an epic roadtrek to florida.  We have the dogsitter organized, snacks, and a selection of music and books on tape.  I am frantic with keeping up my day jobs and fiber related escapades not to mention my projects but somehow I am looking forward to the road,time and miles ticking away with nothing to do but just listen, knit and be with my man.  I know, I know the driving, the sitting, the traffic..I am sure that will catch up with me and I will be cursing my way through Hartford but for now…I am thinking about early mornings, gas station coffee, The Smokey Mountains, and car picnics. 

 

I told you I would post a few shots of my sweater project for my buddy who reconstructed the Land Rover.  Here it is.  It’s been squirrled away though…awaiting early morning gas station coffee, awaiting its first glimpse of the Smokey’s and happy to be trekking.  The furthers I have ever taken a knitting project was to Churchill ,Manitoba. How about you?

Cherrio for now…

Wool Rover

It’s coming and I cannot contain myself!  The Laverne to my Shirley, the Lenny to my Squiggy, my land rover is coming home on Saturday after a three year overhaul hiatus!  But Striker sure is a beaut…mint chip green ~sigh!  I bought this truck during a possessed Anglophile moment that has since progressed.  I needed a little help along the way and started to trade knitted garments for mechanical assistance.  

Deconstructed on original 71 frame

One new truck frame later, all new brake lines, perfectly patched bulkhead and a new horn, this rig is ready to assist me and Tyler on our lastest project.  It might take a while to get where we going but that is half the journey! 

Rover Rebuillt on a Galvanized Frame

Curious to know what my Rover Guru is getting for this project?  Stay tuned for pics but I can tell you I bought the yarn from Nanne Kennedy of Meadow Croft Farm, SeaColors and I am knitting Staghorn from A Fine Fleece by Lisa Llyod…can’t wait for my upcoming road trip to Florida, you can bet I’ll be knitting and trekking!

We’re Treking

Welcome! You are at the beginning of a creative process. While this is a fiber project, it is not the typical medium I am used to working in, film. My partner Tyler Walker, is an amazing filmmaker with an eye for beautiful, powerful moments. We hope to enrich the fiber world with stories, hope and beauty.

We are in the process of putting together a pilot/documentary on fiber, farms, travel, and food!. Currently, we are focusing on the Maine Coast, as this is our home state. We have our first interviews lined up and will start shooting on Sept 12th. Very exiciting! We hope that subsquent shows will be about fiber around the world not just in Maine, visiting farms,cultures and eating along the way. Our focus is how landscape/place shapes fiber expression, technique and communtiy. We also have a goal of highlighting local economies. So stay tuned will have more updates soon!

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