Paws!


I haven’t been all that enthused about weaving for the last year. I still wanted to do things, just never made great strides to actually do them. I made a few towels that didn’t get hemmed, and I made a scarf that still needs the fringe twisted. I made things, I just wasn’t excited about making things. That’s changing.

First, I’ve decided that I AM going to try my hand at baby wraps.  I won’t be doing customs because I think that might be too much pressure.  I’m going to make what I make. If someone likes it enough to buy it, great. If they don’t, the fabric can always be cut and made into the ever useful towels.  The first one will have a lot of black in it, and of course I don’t have enough. Webs black is on backorder, which means I need to order a different brand if I’m going to start this soon, which means I’ll have to order my other colors in the same brand to lessen the chances of the shrinkage being different between the brands.  Which also means I need color cards. So, I can’t start weaving one tomorrow, but hopefully soon.

Second, I’ve been spending quite a bit of time with Photoshop and Fiberworks.  Coming soon to a towel near… well, me

front
pawsb3-24

back
pawsb3-24 back

It’s Double 2 Tie turned Summer & Winter on 24 shafts.  Excited!

Meet Sawyer


Hooray for writing a blog post and then not hitting publish. I wrote that last one Jan 7. Guess I really procrastinated on that too!

I got my loom warped in time for the workshop, and most of the dust bunnies cleared away.  I still have the warp on the loom or I’d take pictures. I want to do a little more designing myself before I cut it off.  I also finished the two tencel scarves that I copied from a friend. Pictures coming when I remember to take one during daylight. The next workshop is Crimp & Create with Dianne Totten.  Now that I’ve got the scarves off the loom I’ll be taking to the workshop, I can procrastinate winding the warp for that one.

One last trip for items donated to the guild. I brought back sewing supplies, a sewing machine, a rug loom or tapestry loom (I’m not quite sure which it is, or maybe it’s both), fabric, and more yarn. Our neighbor has a trailer so he was kind enough to take us there and haul the loom back so we didn’t have to take it apart.  Now to get everything cleaned up and out of our garage. Lizzie (my CRV) doesn’t like sitting outside all day and night *pout*

Last Saturday, our local animal shelter had an event.  Half price adoptions, vendors, a band, hot dog stand, and raffles. We have been talking about getting another dog for quite a while, always dithering back and forth about how the current pets would deal with another. Saturday, we met this guy

Sawyer

Bella, our GS mix, in the background, and a handwoven towel on the floor to the right haha. This is Sawyer, previously known as Milan, which sounded like Disney’s Mulan to us, which is not fitting for such a handsome man. The paper on his kennel said he is 1/2 Australian Shepherd and 1/2 German Shepherd, and he is 5 years old. We took him to his free vet checkup, especially since his first night here he started coughing, and the vet thinks he’s closer to 2 than 5. He got antibiotics for his kennel cough and is on the mend now.  We are dealing with some challenges but we believe he is a great dog.  We’ve been very spoiled with Bella from the moment we got her so these challenges are a learning experience for all of us.

The Great Procrastination


Since last we met, The Man and I picked up two more loads of yarn and stuff.  Imagine the previous picture x 2. I’m not going to be parking in my garage for awhile.  I’ve gone through most, but not close to everything.  I still need to go back and pick up a large rug/tapestry type loom.  She had a Leclerc Nilus that unfortunately would have cost more to repair than it was worth.  Water and termite damage had eaten one side of the loom, the beams were cracked, etc.  Most of the yarn is acrylic I believe and I’ll be lucky if anyone takes it.  But, I’m a little bit of a yarn snob too.

Marg Coe is teaching a workshop at the guild this weekend on Tied Weaves.  I, as per my usual fashion, put off deciding colors until the last minute. Which also means I’m warping the loom at the last minute.  I’ll be hosting her while she is here, which means I also need to clear out the dust bunnies.  Now, I have 2 days to get the loom warped and get the house cleaned up and it sounds like plenty of time. But in my mind, it’s a frantic rush to get things done.  And instead of doing the things I need to do, I’m procrastinating by writing this here post.