but occasionally, I love listening to songs that send my memory on a long trip back to when we were flower-children-young and thought we could save the world and make it better for our children. Did we? I wonder.
Today my young friend Lara posted a link to Annie's Song by John Denver and although his music is probably no longer very popular today, I still carry a candle for this singer and his song-writing and singing talent. He was a master of evoking nostalgic feelings and mind frames.
These days everything is "vintage" if not at least retro. Since I am
definitely vintage age-wise, I suppose my present-day projects are already
vintage, I am knitting or crocheting current oxymorons, so to speak. This wrap shawl
blanket capelet or whatever it will become is leading-edge vintage proof! I am using
different sized hooks, a variety of crochet stitches and knitted rows, some knotting, and heaping in stash
yarns and some beads, all in the color range from white to light beige, with a
hint of gentle pastel colors if they happen to suddenly sneak out from
the skeins as they unwind, like zauberballs keeping the knitter or crocheter happy and occasionally in suspense.
I love the looks, feel and lushness of fabric and yarns and the way they compliment each
other despite their different structures and provenance - peacefully mixed media of
another kind. The wrap is For Sale (send me an e-mail or go to Ravelry Lauragais).
Closing this post with some more links to wonderful John Denver songs - "Sunshine on my shoulders" and one of my absolute favorites: "Take me Home".
(Click on this link: Many Useful Textile Crafts Tips and scroll to the bottom of the post.)
Flying High and Proud
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