Monday, October 29, 2007
Monday Pics
I have been pretty busy at work, so downtime has consisted of crashing on the couch to surf for all things fibery rather than any actually productive fiberwork like weaving, spinning, stitching, or knitting. My hands are still not cooperating with much knitting, once I get into the knitting groove I have to stop and it is just too hard. But I find myself thinking a lot about spinning and stitching right now.

The supposed table runner is growing on the loom, so nothing new in the way of pictures for that. I should start stitching on my Nativity, but I have been putting in some time with
Mirabilia's Christmas Elf Fairy. At this point it is a two tone red blob, so no point in posting pictures.

But here is some fiber pron for your viewing pleasure....

That is my spinning demonstration basket. Most yummy. Lots of Fleece Artist merino silk and assorted good stuff from Spunky Eclectic.



The light colored spindle is the Greensleeves Hound spindle I picked up in Atlanta. The two toned spindle is a Greensleeves Damsel Monique.


And while I haven't been particularly productive on the fiber front, my "garden" surprised me yesterday with this!


Cotton! From my backyard!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007
The Baby's First Weaving Pics
When I got my Baby Wolf, it came with a 10/2 warp on it. I quickly got to work weaving it off. Here are some of the pieces I made:

Same treadling with different weight yarns (Red = 10/2, Garnet = 5/2)


A closer look:


lots of different 10/2 cottons


So the loom was empty and I got a little spooked with a 500+ warp in 10/2 as my first warp. I quickly put on a 5/2 warp, with 180 ends and continued to play with different tie ups.



I finally found a tie up that I liked for a possible table runner:



Weaving Class Pictures
Not a lot of sun by the time I got the camera out, but here are my samples from my Immersion Weaving class I took back in August. All using 5/2 perle cotton.


Log Cabin

Bronson Lace


Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tales from a Newbie Weaver
Photos to follow....

After some creating some of the 10/2 warp, I decided that 500+ ends would probably not be the best first warp for me. So I quickly warped up a smaller (180ish ends) warp in 5/2 cotton, thinking a table runner or some mug rugs or something.

I've done a few different tie ups and am about a 1/3rd of the way down the warp. Hopefully will finish this weekend.

I managed to injure my ulna last week, further worsening the carpal problems of my left hand. I can't even talk about how I injured it, one of those freak things that you can't repeat if you tried. So the chiropracter pulled on my arm and the pain went away. I'm just dealing with the fall out problems from the ligament being strained. I'm "RICE"ing it as best I can and have started the neck traction therapy to see if that will help alleviate my carpal.

Tune in tomorrow for photos!

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