Lots of Weaving

Or not enough, depending on how you look at it.

I’ve been busy finishing up the samples for my weaving class (picture coming, really!). Now, I just have to warp the first project and get that done before working on the second project. The first project is going to be a set of table mats. Ssh, it’s a Christmas present, so I don’t want to talk too much about it.

The second project is a little more interesting — if I ever get it right. It’s going to be a black and white wall hanging, with a little stripe of red just to make it interesting. The warp repeat is, gasp!, 40 ends. I’ll need 4 repeats of it to make it the right size, plus 18 to make it balanced. The red will be slightly off center to make draw you in. I hope. My sample was off from several perspectives. First, I didn’t realize that the “use tabby” should use the same color as the warp thread, instead of the weft thread. Then there is just something slightly off on the treadling order. I’ll need to spend some time to dissect that before starting the real project.

Next Thursday is the last day of class, so I don’t have a lot of time to diddle.

The Fiber Guild meeting on Tuesday was on weaving a tam, so I’ve got that started too. I’m making it from some blue and green handspun. I’d better hold off on that until my weaving class projects are done.

I’ve also started on a pair of blue ribbles socks for Mom.

Reminder to self — focus on the class projects! So, what am I doing writing here?

Pictures from the previous posting … Well, the pictures have been taken, but just not downloaded from the camera to my computer. Maybe I’ll get to it this weekend. But there’s only so much time! I need to get the kitten pictures to MEOW!

First Log!

Well, I’ve installed my very own weblog. I feel a little arrogant for thinking that people will want to read what I have to say. The whole “build it and they will come” attitude. Then, there is the, do I really want anyone and everyone out there to know what I’m doing and thinking? How much of myself do I really want to open up for just anyone to pull apart, dissect, opine?

We’ll just wait and see how this develops. In any case, this weblog is primarily an offshoot of my fiber addiction. I want to track, share, and discuss my various fiber projects, and just plain — show it off!

Fortissima Mexiko - colorway 9071
To kick that off … I finally finished off the pair of Fortissima Mexiko socks that I started at the end of September during the fiber retreat at Ft. Flagler. This is the first pair that I’ve made using short-row heel. So far, I really like the results. I did not have little “holes” at the turns that I thought I would have. I used the wrapped stitch method and that appears to really have worked. I’ll take a picture of them tomorrow, before I wash them, and load it to the log. I have to wash my weaving sample anyway, so maybe I’ll toss them in together.

Then, there are the pictures of the Bond kittens that I have to take and send to MEOW. We are fostering two adorable little black and white tuxedo attired kittens that we’ve named for two of our favorite Bonds … Roger and Sean. Sean’s got this slightly more prominent left eye brow that makes him look like he has the perpetual Sean Connery eye brow lift.

And if I have any time left over, I’ll play with the display options of these logs.