We're also getting anxious about getting wood in, doing some heavy equipment work on the driveway and gearing up for winter. We need rain. We can't cut down dead trees with chainsaws when we are in extreme fire season. The risk is far too great and the rain is proving to be a bit late this year. So putting up wood for the winter will be a hurry up and wait affair. I have seen a fox though, on the deck and the raccoon babies have been cut free by their Momma. The not so little pirates were on the deck by themselves last night. No sign of Mom I could see but I'm betting she was near. Just two nights ago all four where out dining on sunflower seed by the almost full moon.
I have lots of things in process on the looms and not much weaving to show. Nick is going to get a warp on this weekend for a run of turned twill towels. Say that 3 times fast!
The project is from the Jan/Feb issue of Handwoven. I loved the marled yarn effect, just didn't like how the black and white muddied the colors and wanted a lighter version. This is what was found and on sale at the time to boot!
I think the lighter marling will make for a better pop of those crayon colors. This is a 7 yard warp and I'm starting the sett at 18 epi since this yarn runs at 1900ypp. I think 20 epi might be too stiff. We'll see.
Up in the salon, fall sewing has started. Two long sleeve tunics made it out last week.
I had an epiphany working on the sleeves of the Esme ( red floral) tunic. They can be a bit of pain to set. So, there I am thinking that maybe I could frankenpattern the Scout tee armsythe and sleeve onto the Esme, when I realized it would be MUCH easier to just adjust the Esme neckline to the scout tee. So from now on, the Scout Tee shirt pattern is really my "block" which I work most options from. To that end I ordered a second paper copy since my original taped PDF version is tattered and messy. I have some nice fall fabrics in fun prints just waiting for time and inspiration!
What a sweet raku piece I found in a local floral and statuary shop! It makes me smile every time I see it. Our hummers have left although we are getting some as they migrate south or just down into the valley for winter. The feeders here stay up well into late fall/early winter. You never know when a straggler might need some fuel to make it last bit down to warmth!
Parting shot: Pogo doing his best Yoda imitation.