Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
|A large shuttle helps me weave the wide width of this loom..|
|With a 73 repeat, I need to be extra careful with threading and treadling|
To keep track during threading I copied the pattern onto some graph paper and used an index card and paperclip to move up the paper as I threaded each bit. I used two cards, actually so I could blank out one three to four end bit of the pattern. With 73 ends, I needed to divide the design in half to fit it on the graph paper. I marked each side of the design so the page was folded in half. It turned out to be a good method.
|Yarn for a future throw. Yes, it is done, all 1000 yards!|
Been under the weather this weekend, so I haven't been able to make much progress. Most of this was done earlier in the week. Can't believe we are getting another arctic vortex tomorrow.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
|A sleighed reed.|
|New shelf in workshop.|
|Freshly carded batts.|
|Grass-fed beef stew.|
Sunday, January 12, 2014
|I strung a thousand heddles during the cold snap.|
|Yak and silk|
|Farmers market find.|
This time of year, I buy my locally grown happy chicken eggs and grass fed meats out of the back of a van. The food comes down from Wisconsin and is local as far as we are concerned. Included is the smoked trout shown above made by this small operation called Running Waters that raises and smokes their own trout. This is delicious and makes amazing sandwiches. We only get to eat it occasionally though, as smoke products tend to be a bit salty.
I need to get some crafting done. This was an opera day, so I didn't get to spend much time at my loom. Only half the reed is sleighed, so I'd better get working!
Sunday, January 5, 2014
|Summer is a long time away.|
|Yummy merino and yak!|
|Handwoven basket pack is re-tasked.|
|More to spin.|
Well, tomorrow, I go back to work after being off for more than two weeks. It will be a bit of a shock I expect. I will also appreciate the discipline and structure of the work week. I will likely get more done! Though to be honest, I'll miss lounging at will. I would have lounged less had I not come down with a cold, but such is life!