Sunday, June 01, 2008

The day in photos.

Photos guranteed to convince you that I've gone off the deep end. But what the hell, I've gotta stay busy with SOMETHING, and textiles are certainly more productive than a lot of other things I could do, like sleeping 20 hours a day.


First thing this morning I got up and admired my new LOOM, from Historic Stitcher.

We did a swap; I hope she's as happy with her end of it (when it gets there), as I am with mine. At this stage I'm re-arranging my office so that once I set it up, I won't have to move it around much. For now I've got it in my line of sight, grinning at it once in a while.

Then, if that weren't enough, she also sent me some specially-bred llama roving. No guard hairs!

Mmmmmm, yummy.

At the moment I'm spinning madly to finish the yarn for the next zen project:

I got the first small bit done for a test knit. Call me crazy, but I fear I'm going to wind up dunking it all back in the dye pot before I knit it up.

It's a bit... MORE, than I expected. But I'll do a test knit first, to see how it looks knit up. If it's one thing I've learned over the years, it's how different yarn can look in the skein vs. knit up. So we'll see.

I am also still working on gauge swatches (I've quit counting; it's depressing) for my father-in-law's cable knit. There was some interest, back a while, in seeing the design process as I do it, so once the swatch is done, I'll drag you guys through the process.

Now I'm gonna go clean my office so I can set up my loom and weave SILK BROCADE FOR EVERYBODY!!!! (Okay. This may have gone to my head. I'm going to start out with plain cotton even weave.)


Bells said...

Yes, you are going mad. A loom?

There's no stopping you!

I think, based on this, you should be quite happy with what i'm sending you! My BIL is in the air now and hopes to see your in laws in the next couple of weeks, I believe!

walterknitty said...

You are a lucky woman.

Amy Lane said...

yes, bells--she's insane...but it's a great show to watch, isn't it?

Cindy said...

The loom is awesome! I can't wait to see what you produce on it. So jealous...I've been coveting a table loom for ages.

Roxie said...

Be interesting to see how you get brocade off a two harness loom - not that I would put it past you.

NeedleTart said...

Can't wait to see what you do with that loom! I have had one similar for at least 12 years and it is still in the basement waiting for a few free weeks to play with.

Alwen said...


Yaayyyy!!!! And mimosas by the pool!!!

(Terry Pratchett says multiple exclamation points are a certain indicator of insanity!!!)