The computer desk got removed and I moved the Tools of the Trade loom in. It sits serenely in a nice corner of the room – I’ll post a picture soon!
I am beginning to dress the loom with the warp I have, front to back. About half way done with ends through the raddle. I think this is an opportunity to experiment. Just not sure what yet. And while it’s a beginning, it’s slow. I’m off this coming weekend so won’t be doing any more. But no rush.
Pictures to come. I do want to document this one!
Finished plying on the wheel. That will come off, be counted, and washed. And I have more to spin of the same fiber.
So I finally went into my “loom” room yesterday and refigured out what I have in the way of completed bouts. And what I need to complete this project. And I figured out that I can’t complete this project in the way I think I wanted to. I simply don’t have enough yarn for it! What was I thinking 5 months ago when I was thinking about this project? I have no idea. I think the best thing is to warp what I have and use what I have for the weft. It can be a scarf or scarves. It can be just a woven thing. I think I need to finish getting it ready for the loom, get it on the loom, weave it and take it off, counting myself lucky that I can begin a new project very soon. And that will be fun to plan.
I’m cleaning out the “office” of one computer desk and I hope to bring in the Tools into that room. And then have the Norwood still in the “loom” room and both looms could be used at the same time! Wow. That would be something. I want to get this done soon.
I feel blessed to have this craft a part of my life at a time in my life. This was intentional. When I began to weave it was to have a serious past time to occupy my thoughts and being. I didn’t know then that it would be so necessary. It’s taken a bit of time to get going again. A lot of my craft was supported by and commented upon by my husband. He enjoyed the creations that came off of the loom. He was a part of those creations in that he did help me dress the loom. So this has been tied up with memories of him but it’s also something I can do on my own and it does give me pleasure. And still it does center my being.
I spun for about an hour last night while watching a movie. A new habit or routine! They say it’s important to create those so I aim to do so.
I have lots of chores to get done today but I am hoping to figure out my weaving project and where I left off.
A month ago, I lost my darling husband to prostate cancer. He fought valiantly but finally succumbed on Sept. 15. Today I held his Memorial in our backyard amongst his creations (www.centerstone.wordpress.com).
In getting ready for the Memorial today, my sister and I worked hard on the house and grounds but we did find time to do some spinning. I look forward to getting spinning again.
And then figuring out where I am in my weaving project.
This is important to me and it was important to my husband. He always enjoyed watching me spin.
And I will miss his handy help when I was dressing the loom. I will have to figure out how to do it without help. Any tips?
Life interrupted. Sometimes you just don’t have any control over what will happen or is happening. Sometimes you do.
New job started in July. One month already and it’s good.
My husband has been battling cancer for just over 10 years and it is overtaking us. Be thankful for what your spouse does because when he is no longer able, your work will more than double!
My loom sits, waiting. I had begun preparing a warp for the next project, warping interrupted.
My wheel sits before the hearth, some spinning done on the bobbin, spinning interrupted.
But it is a great comfort to think of these friends, they’ll easily be started up again.
I have strong hopes of being able to get back to my projects this fall and winter.
Stay tuned, loyal readers (I hope you are still out there!)