Random thoughts of a fiber enthusiast - mostly fiber related, sometimes coherent

Having fun

I’m still having fun with the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge. That is, one week in, I haven’t fallen off the wagon yet.

I find index cards to be an interesting medium for watercolor. You have to work in very quick light washes. You can’t over work it or it will become too saturated. Buckling is definitely an issue, even with a watercolor ground applied to it. But on an unprepped card, I like how the water pools and saturates the edges and create a little border, don’t you? This card has about 3 light washes of color applied.

You might think that I’ve abandoned my fiber crafts for this little project but I have wound a 10 yard warp. I haven’t dressed the loom yet because I made 2 mistakes in 2 of my bouts. One of them, I forgot to tie my counting cross so I’ve lost the measurements for my raddle.

No problem! Warp front to back. I’ve still got my individual cross. But in the last bout, somehow I missed the last 2 pegs, and thus the cross) on one go around (2 threads). Still, not disaster, I can just either tie in an extension, or easier yet, just drop that set completely and measure off another pair to use. I think I have just enough yarn for that. My warp used up all except about 50 yards of an entire cone and I don’t have anymore of that color.

Neither of the problems are huge, but mere snags. However, I get stalled out at little snags like this and have to talk myself into moving on.

What about you? What causes you to stall out on a project?


ICAD Progress



1 Comment

  1. Iris and I are excavating under her bed. We found seven plastic bins of WIP and toys. We tossed some and got the rest corralled into 2 bins. We are only halfway done but we paused and I turned my attention to my sewing room. I’ve got 7 knitting WIPs and about that many quilt ones as well. I also found several sewing projects cut out and not sewn. I’ve finished two and have 3 left to go.

    Oh, yeah. The answer to the stalling Q is, “out of sight, out of mind”.

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