I'm "fall on my knees and thank the powers that be" blessed to have such a deep and varied stash. Weaving has allowed me to buy many yarns in small quantities that I normally wouldn't for knitting. It's like picking up fat quarters in quilting, fun stuff in manageable amounts. So, since I am snowed in for the weekend ( yes, folks December in April), it was a delight to shop my stash for suitable scarf and shawl material. Never too early to start in on the humane society weaving and I need some nice, fast, fun and colorful warps to plan. I came up quickly with 5 different projects.
Most to be done in plain weave, but the black and yellow/green silk will be an 8 shaft pinwheel color and weave design for myself. I've decided to put the pillowcase warp ( which is just about measured out completely) on Hey Baby and do my quick 3 yard scarf weaving on Hannah Hollandia.
I can't think of a better way to get comfortable with a new loom addition than to do a lot of warps. The Julia loom will get her chance too. I did indeed cut off my wonky warp after two flags and have already prepared her for another warp. The hold up in all of this is getting the pillowcase warp done ( only 76 more ends....), so I can ditch the guide thread.
Now, some updates on the Julia, I have solved both the bench problem and the creeping problem. I am using an unused swivel counter stool that we have cut down to the correct height. It also has stretchers which make for a handy foot rest. I won't say someday I wouldn't like a bench for her, but this is fine and certainly being able to swivel to get up is a lot easier than moving a bench back. I have a few other small adjustments to make as I warp her the next time, nothing major. I have to say I am starting to love this little loom. Murphy left some big warps to fill but I'm missing him less and less and those times I do really miss him, it's for sentimental reasons rather than weaving issues.
Dennett continues to do well. He was supposed to get his two little stitches out today but he'll have to keep them until Tuesday when hopefully the snow will have stopped.
His test showed no cancer, and while not normal for a 6 year old dog was not abnormal for a 17 year old who's systems are, well, old. All in all good reports but we have a second blood test to do Tuesday now that his infected tooth has been removed and his course of antibiotics completed. Everybody enjoyed piling on the back porch bed for a nap and read while the snow flies. If the Easter Bunny makes an appearance, we'll certainly be able to track him!