I don't always take pictures of icicles, but when I do.......
We had a serious melt a number of days ago and then come Christmas the temps dropped and they have stayed pretty darn cold.
These beauties look like rows of sharks teeth.
I can finally show the things that were made this year for friends and family.
The dark blue one stayed here because it seemed I made every single treadling error in this high contrast case. Sheesh!
This was the fun huck run. Same threading and sleying, different treadling order yielded different results, all pretty.
Dimity Scarf and with the extra length, a lovely cowl!
Gosh, I wanted to keep that! ;-) These were done in a merino, some of it super wash I think. In any event they hand washed beautifully,plumped up and became oh so soft and drapey. Terrible pics.
Placemats in overshot!
Finished with linen binding. There were two each color and went to an empty nester couple and a couple just starting out.
Linen Bread Bags!
Yes, I made bags. Heavy natural linen lined with a finely woven handkerchief linen. These are great for keeping fresh bread crusty for quick use. After that, you are on your own. I slip a plastic bag over my bread and then slip it into the bag since it looks much prettier. One of the test bags is being used for a sweet little pillow in the guest room.
A hat went out done in handspun from Spinzilla and a beautiful knitted cowl in a deep heather purple.
Sadly, no pics.
Up in the sewing salon, things are pretty quiet although I did manage to get some items cut out. I need get that wool coat done and reorganize my space. Sounds like the perfect New Year's Day project to me. And I might just participate in a flash the stash or looms. We'll see.
The weaving studio has seen it's fair share of action. Both Nick and Nora have cotton warps beamed on and waiting for threading.
Nick has an all white warp of 10/2 cotton for some fancy schmancy towels. They are the Quilt Block towels from the Best of Handwoven-Top 10 Towels on Eight Shafts. These are a block weave with a profile draft so likely it will be a slow slog threading these.
The girls come just about every day.
They stay, eat, quibble and then like feathered wraiths, they disappear into the cold gathering darkness to their roosting spots.
If we stay out to listen in 15 minutes time +/- we can hear them softly calling as they settle up in the trees.
Parting shot: Dog contemplates loom.
|This loom is for sale if anyone is interested. The dog stays.|