PB&J, silver & gold ( earworm for me on that one)! This is a very nice combo. I am so pleased with this structure and see a lot of possibilities for future weaving projects using these 6 shaft/4 treadle drafts. I was lying in bed last night thinking that these could be used in double weave. I believe I have enough treadles to do that with 10 available. Of course as it was weaving up I was thinking lovely linen runners.
This is a keeper scarf, actually for myself. The baby llama rivals just about anything in softness and I love the little bit of sparkle the stellina it's mixed with brings to the piece. It was surprisingly slippery. For such a fluffy soft yarn, this had no grab. It might be nice mixed with the overly grabby mohair I also like.
Terribly impractical for me being white, but that's okay. I am rarely impractical when it comes to clothing. In fact if they made horse slobber colored clothing with say a dog hair texture built in I would probably have a wardrobe of it. Hey, wait a minute, I do! It just didn't start out that way. ;-)
Needless to say, I didn't get painting yesterday. The siren song of seeing the pattern appear was too great. What I did get done besides the scarf was to start collecting information on weaving programs. Since I work on a Mac, I'm pretty limited. Of course I could probably support a Windows program on this new Mac somehow, but
there is a reason I have a Mac and it isn't to make it work like Windows.
The two programs I'm looking at are ProWeave and WeaveMaker. Both are probably WAY more than I need. I have been sitting on this decision for a year waiting for PCW to come out with a Mac version but the last word I got directly from the company is maybe at 2010 Convergence. Too long to wait for a maybe.
On farm news not much going on. Yesterday and today we are having a terrible amount of smoke blow into the area from a large Douglas County fire. It's no good to ride in or even be out working in either for people or animals. I did go out and give everyone a nice little quick brushing. The winter coats are coming in thick and shiny and heavy with curls. Imp is beginning to look every bit the Berber carpet, Boo is getting intricate swirls on his butt and neck, Dandy is getting fuzzy and growing his upper lip mustache. He is the only horse that has one. Cooper, who is not the curliest of curlies is getting ridges on his neck and Nick, who has no curls at all (even though both parents did), is beginning to look like a chia pet with his heavy long and straight coat. It has the texture and softness of a rabbit. Few course guard hairs and it grows to be about 4 inches long.
Barn cats Buzz and Juno are also starting to lay in winter coat. They have found good warm caves in between the hay bales. Over the winter they will lose some of the hidey holes and gain others as we feed down the bales. They also have a heavy wool felted bed in the tack room. It's not uncommon to walk in and they are curled up together having an afternoon nap.
I'm off to feed and do a Bond check and then to town a little later this morning. The painting will still be there tomorrow!