Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wow, less than a week later!

  Christmas season is officially over.  The Christmas tree and other decorations got put away yesterday.  I can put my big loom back up!  I just need to get a kid out here to help...
  Christmas season can't be completely over yet, because I haven't told you about my presents! 
   On the left back is eight ounces of naturally-colored cotton to be spun.  I have never spun cotton before so it should be an adventure!  The three cones of yarn are 3/2 mercerized cotton, and the middle one isn't actually that yellow, more of a chamois. I'm not sure yet what I'm going to make with them.  On the right in the back is an ounce of BFL(wool)/silk blend in the colorway called Sweet Pea which I can't wait to spin.
  On the front left is a ratchet and pawl upgrade for my Kromski Harp Rigid Heddle loom.  The ratchets it comes with are plastic and bend easily, as in the first time I used it! The upgrade is made of metal and should last much longer.  I will post pictures when I put this on.
  Then...
  THEN!
  Guys, GUYS!  This little Zoom Loom by Schacht is awesome!  I've made over a dozen little squares, I've even made some at WORK!  And these  are just some of the things you can do with them!
  Okay, calming down now.
  I don't know if you have noticed a theme with these presents, other than they are all weaving/spinning related (what else would I get?).
  These are all things that don't involve my big floor loom.  Much as my husband would love to see it go, NO, I'm not getting rid of it.
  I'm thinking of the future.  Are we getting a cabin(small) or a Mobile home(bigger)?  When, exactly will we be moving? If we get a cabin, where will I put the big loom?  On the screened-in porch?  Could it survive out there in the humidity?
  Too many questions!  When I finish with the towels that are currently on it, I will let the floor loom sit idle while I work on my spinning skills and use my smaller looms.
  At least, that is the current plan.