In my ongoing battle with entropy, entropy has again won the day, but that did not stop my mind from drifting back to thoughts of all things flamingo.
Of all the things I could have done — organized my dining room/office, woven in ends of the the squares for the fourth in a series of practically perfect bags — I instead set my sights on what will be the fifth bag in the practically perfect series.
As my regular readers know, while shopping for fabric for the double lining of the fourth bag, I found not only what I was looking for, but fabric for the linings of a fifth bag as well, and today, I was unable to resist the clarion call of a new project.
Hook in hand and a vast array of yarns at my side, I looked to two of my cousins for inspiration.
One cousin has this sculpture on her front porch:
and the other has taken a striped, denim-like fabric and, — inspired by a trip to Florence she had taken — decorated it.
Here is one side of the fabric:
and here is the other:
Using these points of inspiration as a guide, here is what I came up with while sitting on my back deck, enjoying my crochet en plein air:
and here it is with the fabrics that will line it:
Come August 1, I will have to set aside whatever is not done and begin work on my 2015 North Carolina State Fair project, but until then, I will do my best to more forward, one stitch at a time.