|Chocolate Spice Towels in progress.|
These towels are made with 8/2 organic cotton 60/40 cottolin in the colors Burnt Orange and
Dark Brown from the Yarn Barn of Kansas. I love the strength and sheen of this fiber as it is a delight to weave with. I'm hoping for good thirsty towels too. I'm on my fourth and last towel now and I'm really happy how they are turning out.
This is the same pattern I used for my niece's table runners in black and turquoise reworked to be in autumn colors, (Happy Autumnal Equinox, by the way!), but use a variation of the Goose Eye Block Idea in Marguerite Porter Davison's classic book on four shaft weaving patterns. I'm really happy with how many interesting designs I can do with four shafts!
We celebrated the first day of autumn with a trip to the farmers market and a half bushel of locally grown broccoli to pack in the freezer. I also brought a big batch of Roma tomatoes for more tomato sauce. Along with the sauce, I'll be making a couple of vegetable lasagnas.
And my blog will soon reach 10,000 hits, a milestone I should think. I'll have to figure out a way to celebrate it! Any ideas?