The simple idea to keep weaving after the handspun scarf brought the second Joanne Hall designed kit off my shelf & onto the Mighty Wolf’s beams. One is in our kitchen, and these 2 are shipped to loved ones.
This kit was expertly wound, tied and had a 3×3 cross that cannot be blamed for my threading error in a mid-yellow stripe! Herringbone over 12 threads, and at 24 ends per inch.
Through spring, and now the beginning of summer, I went in for longer-than-usual morning walks. Life this school year took a very troubling turn, and the walks are after Ty starts his day; while I need to order mine in some peace.
One right step after another, I began to see the days differently, choose new ways, and wonder why I ever rushed home via the shortcut in the first place.
The spindles’ WIP jar is noticeably clearer now but knits have fallen by the wayside. These are heavy topics that I feel in my body – something had to give.
As I set about weaving a retirement gift for Mom (only about 3 design rounds with her!) we have a new weaver in the house. This is a Harrisville Designs Potholder Loom, and Ty is closing his eyes to choose a loop for each pick to meet his well thought-out warp.
A gem from the local farmer’s market, yesterday: flax. If only for the beautiful blooms but I am going to enjoy every second with this single plant!
In keeping with those walks, I am trying new ways of doing things. It is a watershed year. The good news is that support is coming. One professional told me last week that I am ahead of others at the same point. I scoffed and then took it back, thanking her for a compliment.
The Tour de Fleece is coming up now, and I am riding with Team Spindlers. It is good to participate again and I will be going gently with myself.
The spindle plying work is all well and good but my Tabachek Holly spindle really does need to see some Female Heroes club love, don’t you think? The label has the most wonderful run of words together: merino/alpaca/camel/silk.
This and WIPs will round out my Tour plans. The wheels are also busy but one team is all I can manage this summer.