Tomorrow is the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics, in case you didn't know! :-) I for one will be tuning to see the figure skating, skiing, luge, bobsled ( is there a Jamaican team this year?) speed skating and curling. Okay, the curling is good to nap too, but it looks like it could be quite fun to play. I do have broom skills and you can read that any way you wish! Sweep or fly you never know!
To every Olympian, I raise a toast in recognition of all your hard work to get to where you are.
Now lest you think I've been lallygagging, I assure you, I haven't. The towel run is off the Hollandia ( Hannah is her name), washed, dried and ready for pressing and hemming. They are decent for home use. The weave tightened up quite a bit, but no, the double dented thread is still showing although lessened. So, basically no matter what resley even if you know it's going to shrink to high heaven. I'm sure my mentor Nadine would have told me that, maybe even bit her tongue not telling me, but some things you just have to experience for yourself! Lesson learned. Pictures coming soon.
A brand new Prayer Flag warp has been measured out and is waiting on the Murphy Loom. It was hard starting this.
I have two flags to do first off. One for Rudy and one for Angel and I know it will be emotional writing out the prayers. In good healing way though.
I have also started in on the second triple width blanket warp. Think stripes which might become plaid depending on how my supply of Harrisville Shetland color Suede is looking.
What fun would weaving be without a few little surprises I ask? I am going to warp this through my loop raddle instead of the built in one on Hey Baby ( Delta). I think it will be easier on the threads warping on in inch sections instead of the 6 ends per itty-bitty spacing on the Delta raddle. I liked the hand on the first blanket and wanted to keep the 10 epi (30 epi in the reed). This blanket will be 99 inches wide with 990 ends total plus the fishing line for fold and selvage edges. The picture only shows part of the stripe sequence which will be yellow,blue,white, dark green and tan. Remember, the stripes will show as 1/3 the number of end in 3 spots on the completed blanket.
Farm news might as well be a mud report. Brown, deep and predicted to last a good long while. Small efforts on the laundry mound. A short round of toenail trimming. Gene is taking Pogo to the vet ( she is a saint I tell you) to have his nails clipped as I will no longer put my fingers in jeopardy. Don't think I haven't dreamed of a little plywood pillory or a set of stocks for the monster. Pogo is lucky to have such a patron as Gene. Me too!
I'll be posting the drawing winners tomorrow. In fact, there will be a sixth batch, since I culled just a bit more from my stash. Really, I am blessed to HAVE so much to be able to spread it about.