Monday, October 14, 2013

Such beautiful Fall days...

After having a wonderful and warm summer, we are now enjoying a nice Fall.  A few cloudy rainy days but mostly these gorgeous blue sky days.  Crisp and cool.  Right now the sun is shining on my house but a few blocks down on the water I can see a fog bank and hear the fog horn.  Actually the fog horn started up at about 4 this morning and hasn't let up.  I'm waiting for it to clear on the water so that I can get out for my walk.  Otherwise I'll come home with a frizzy mess of hair.  Fog and humidity are arch enemies of my hair.

The arm is healing but I'm impatient for it to be fully healed.  I can knit, spin and weave but crocheting is out.  Too much twisty motion of my wrist...hurts.

OK, so the fog looks like it is gone so I am off.

Edmonds Marina
Edmonds-Kingston Ferry
This looks like fun
Japanese Maple on my front porch

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Getting things done around here...

I bought myself a little Ashford 'Sample It' rigid heddle loom a few weeks ago in the hopes of rekindling my desire to weave.  Well, that did the trick.  I think what has kept me from weaving was the laborious process of warping up my larger Kromski rigid heddle.  So... I can have my little Ashford warped and ready to weave in 30 minutes now.  Easy peasy thanks to the you tube tutorial from Ashford that I found online.Check it out.  I think the technique would work for any type of rigid heddle loom and I'm going to try it on my Kromski.

This scarf was warped with a ramie cotton in acid green, and the weft is a commercial polyester yarn with a little gold sparkle running through it.  85" long which includes the fringe and 3.5" wide

This one was warped with a commercial fingering weight merino wool yarn in aqua, the weft is from a TerraBella Spun merino wool batt in shades of aqua, burnt orange,brown and tan with a little bit of copper and gold sparkles.  I spun this into a single DK weight yarn which gives the scarf a nice texture.

I am so happy with this new little loom!!