What I'm really referring to is yesterdays New England Patriots win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Now I haven't bored you with football this season, but suffice to say, there was no talk of deflated footballs ( Indy and Baltimore I have one word: karma), but it has been an injury riddled season so the Pats winning anything post season has not been a given, not by a long shot. And for the record, I really wanted to see Green Bay win last night in their divisional match up. Damn! Today we have the popcorn, beer and knitting ready for Seattle (boo hiss) vs. Carolina and Denver vs. Pittsburgh.
I don't play fantasy football, I root for teams, real teams. Today I'm rooting for Carolina and my heart is with the Steelers, they have fought so dang hard to get to post season, but like many a football fan I wouldn't mind seeing a Denver/New England match up. This might be Peyton Manning's last year.
Okay, enough of that football interruption stuff! ;-) The Gem has a warp that has been about 2 years plus in the making. I wound this and then stuck it in a box. Looms got moved along, others arrived and this beautiful warp got forgotten until last week. It took less than two hours to have it wound on and threaded.
The next day I sleyed the reed and rounded up weft. Thankfully I had put everything together in a plastic bag. No notes of course, so I went with a dimity threading, random across the warp, some I doubled and left the treadles tied up as they were. This warp is confection of very soft merino with some sparkle, a SW merino and silk blend and a bit of cotton/merino and sparkle in the green. It's weaving up beautifully.
I also discovered that my chest at the foot of the bed is the PERFECT height for weaving on the Gem.
That sort of thing just makes my day.
I will admit to doing a bit of last chance shopping at Fabric of Vision. While much has been sold there is still treasure to be found and these fabrics are some of my most recent purchases.
The wild orange soft cotton knit is destined to be PJ bottoms, beyond that who knows? There are still some beautiful fabrics to be had at FOV!
Our weather has been winter like and for that we are grateful. We have had more snow and our mountains are looking foreboding and majestic. I love driving from a greenish valley floor up into the mysteriousness of our cold and foggy grey white world.
The fog sometimes seems like a living thing swirling and shape shifting itself into things you can almost, but not quite, make out.
Parting shots: Expressions.