It took just about an hour and a half for Schacht Wolf Pup Shrek to go from 4 shafts to 8. I like that. No drama. Holes lined up, instructions were adequate, it all fit nicely back together after expansion and it was just challenging enough I felt I had accomplished doing it.
Truth told it took longer to put all the treadle ties on for those 4 new shafts. Now I can have a little fun planning the next warp, but as I think I said, pillowcases are calling me and Lunatic Fringe has some nice organic naturally colored cotton at a price I think I can afford.
We've had a number of snow days this week. In fact the whole week so far has just about been snow filled.
We got about 3 feet of the fluffy white stuff.
Gene spent at least 8 hours plowing yesterday and my car still wears a two plus foot covering. I suppose I'll have to broom it off sometime this morning and get it moved so he can clean up around where I was parked.
The snow has made time for a good amount of sewing and weaving and football.
|yes, this is a gratuitous shot of the Pats killing the Fins.|
I have some fun things cut out since the grey and silver top was the last of my pre-cut projects. More on those as they get sewn up.
Weaving galore, well at least for me. The band is coming along, but since it pretty much looks the same start to finish, I'll wait until it's off the loom to show you. Fiona has an all wool warp on, weaving a winter runner.
I bought the yarns from the Web-sters with my gift certificate, along with a cute little Erda wristlet.
You can see the inspiration for the pattern in the back.
The neon green towel has been completed and I'm on to a navy blue linen.
You can really see the block pattern now.
Sorting my knitting stuff is what brings me to the give-away. I got frustrated trying to find a certain size circular knitting needle I wanted and thought there must be a better way to store them There is and here it is.
I managed to get all my circs in there and have room for a gauge and the cables to the sets of interchangeables. That of course leaves two very nice storage cases from Namaste, which sadly, is no longer in business.
|Stella is not included in the giveaway|
But these are up for grabs and some yarns.
4 different colors of Isager 50/50 alpaca and wool lace/fingering weight.
Each drawing winner will get two skeins of the one color. There are two skeins of a Colinette yarn. This is a dk weight.
3 skeins of Manos del Uruguay yarn, one is variegated.
And lastly is 4 skeins of Donegal Tweed Homespun.
The rules are simple, the yarn and cases are free, I pay for shipping. This is first come, first serve. State your preferences when you comment....I pick names randomly out of a hat, usually with some canine help. I only ask that what it is worth to you, you pay it forward. Give to a charity of your choice, work a day in an animal shelter or a soup kitchen, help a neighbor, donate some unused towels or blankets, pay the adoption fee for a cat or dog that has been at the shelter way too long. It might help them get a home. Anyway YOU pick that random act of kindness. I'll announce the winners next Wednesday. PLEASE make sure I have some way of contacting you and I'll need addresses. You have been fore warned! ;-)
Parting shot: Feathering the nose!