It was a good weekend to touch base with all of my projects. I commenced the 5th napkin, twin to the 4th. I did some spinning, enjoying my Ashford once more. The Louet has gone north to be with my sister for a bit. (We share this wheel). AND I began the warping for my next project: a vest made out of homespun! I’ve currently completed two warp chains, one blue and one purple. I’ll end up with 4 different colors in the warp.
The BIG thing I am doing is I am going to warp front to back! I have never done this and I want to do it with this warp because I want the colors to be somewhat random! So it is exciting to try something new and different and it has revitalized me.
Just plain felt good to have lots of fiber in my hands this weekend!
Weaving on the new set of napkins began in earnest today! I had one error in threading that had to be fixed even though I thought I had double checked everything! I am about half way through the first napking.
I did take my spinning wheel on vacation with me and plied what will forecver be known as my “4th of July” skein! Here’s the wheel:
I had almost forgotten this yearly posting that Meg has encouraged and fostered in the weaving community.
I don’t see a whole lot of difference from my post of last year. I did complete the doubleweave project successfully and the blanket now keeps my mom cozy warm for her naps.
I have some handspun on my Tools of the Trade loom:
and my Norwood sits ready:
I am also still spinning out of control. Currently, I have superwash merino with tussah silk on my wheel:
I look forward to another doubleweave project and lots of handspun weaving too! I still have a lot of fiber stash for spinning. But I am going to purchase some more for weaving.
They are hemmed with my little labels. I want to wash them one more time and then they are done! Not saying right now what I am doing with them.
I am beginning the next project of linen napkins. I have a lot of ends to warp! It will be slow moving. I have found it difficult to weave in this heat – anyone else?
Also spinning away. The Louet is ready to travel up to Maine for a bit. It is nice to be back on the Ashford! I am spinning some llama! A little tough beginning but now it’s smooth and easy.