It's enough to make you hum holiday songs! Do you think Gene is humming while he loads Rube the boiler up?
I'm not sure. But I was humming for him! ;-) My contribution to the heating efforts.
Our plain Jane home cut Christmas tree looks a little sparse during the day,
but after sunset, watch out. Nothing like some colored lights to make it all look so festive.
Then, lets add some heavy natural flocking! This is what greets me as I head out for my morning feeding. It is comforting to see from the barn too. Yep, it IS beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
The weaving colors mimic the outside colors.
Cool greys, greens, white and blues.
This warp is already woven and in the laundry waiting to be washed. I am again left with three empty looms and lots of ideas!
LA had wanted pics of the yak/silk blend I mentioned last post. Here you go!
The stuff is heavenly to spin but requires a bit of concentration. The yak fibers are short, the silk ones longer.
I am using an inch worm draw and a lot of spin without much uptake on the wheel. You don't have to do hardly any drafting of these fibers but I get finer singles if I really split it down to less than pencil roving strands to spin. Slower but prolonging the joy of handling this lovely stuff is fine by me. It is very shiny and lustrous. I'm smitten and I will be ordering more of this to both weave and knit. What better way to spend the early morning; catching up on news, having some coffee and spinning.
And lets not forget the company of pillow pets........
There hasn't been much to show in the sewing room. The coat has sleeves and pockets. In fact, the sleeves are a little long and I am at a stand still while I decide to leave them or cut and re-hem them. The double layered felted wool is thick and challenging to work with but it will be such a nice warm coat when done.
Most of the friend gifts have been distributed. Santa's Subaru should get some sleigh bells for the next holiday run I think.
Parting shots: Ready! Set! HOWL!
|I assure you the 3 tenors they are not!|