Today is the full moon so I'll begin a second moondala for full moon art. I feel like it should have some red for the energy and power of the season -- the light is noticeably strengthening here, day by day brighter and lighter and longer and higher in the sky. My intention for the 13 moondala art project is to use eco-dyed wool as much as I can so I used what red-makers I had on hand -- a bag of frozen raspberries with a 2012 expiration date and some red beet powder (for coloring homemade lipstick). The raspberry wool turned the exact color of raspberries, the beet wool came out dark rusty red, and I choose raspberry. It has been rinsed by the way, the color held. The background for this moondala will be some ice-flower-dyed wool (pansies), a light blue-green hue.
With all the patterns flying around cyberspace, I had to try some heart knitting. They are so cute and take only about 10 minutes each. A garland of hearts perhaps -- the pattern is here.
The hanger heart is a plain heart, no lace for that one. Just a millinery bit and an old button.
On this full moon day, it will be good to take stock of all that is good and loving in life. Thanks for visiting and happy weekending. xo