Friday, August 23, 2013

Weekly Challenge #132

This week the challenge from i am the diva was to complete a monotangle using bales using your non-dominant hand. I did have this done on Tuesday, but with the spotty Internet service, I am back at the Rabbit bakery to make my latest post today. Here are some of my thoughts on the challenge.
-I found that I gripped the pen more tightly with my left hand, and had to consciously keep reminding myself to lighten up.
-I also had problems with the pen line skipping more that with my dominant hand.
-I finally figured out about half way through the tile that I was a bit more controlled if I pulled the line towards myself.
-With pulling the lines always towards me on the later half of the tile, the turning of the tile became very important, more so that usual.
-Shading was the least of my problems, but if you look close I was a bit heavy handed with the blending stump.
-It was an interesting challenge, wobbly lines and all.

The other thing that I ran into this week was my first, in person viewing of yarn bombing. Word has it that persons in black, late on Sunday evening, yarn bombed this tree, on basically the main street of Lake City, Mn. It sits right on Highway 61 running through town. I heard that it was done to celebrate a birthday for someone. After seeing yarn bombing on the Internet it was really a delight to see one in person. To those persons in black, I think that you Rocked It! Here are a few pictures of their work.

As always thank you checking in, and for your comments.
This teacher is looking forward to her last few days of freedom, before school starts next week. Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Your tile is lovely.
    The tree is GREAT! We had trees like that in our town last year when our queen came to visit.

  2. Nice job. I think that you experienced some things similar to others. It is an interesting challenge to do.

  3. I love your tile! It reminds me of a drop falling down! Beautifully shaped!

  4. Love all the variations. Good job!
    Lucky you, experiencing yarn bombing. I've never seen them in person. Such happy looking trees!