Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pacing Myself


I have found that I can do a bit more each day....a little more voice, a little less coughing. In the upright position, I used my warping board to prepare for my next weaving project-this is a variegated cotton I am going to use for the warp. The weft I will use is the SoySilk I spun a few years ago. I even have the weaving draft picked out and redrawn so that I got familiar with it, too. Since the SoySilk is a creamy latte color, the bits of blue/green warp will give it just the right seashore colors I envision. (No, I don't have strange stucco wall in the house, yet. This is the foam insulation in the south addition where I have claimed my weaving space right now!)
I cut the 'getting to know my loom' weaving off the loom and knotted the warps for fringe, washed and ironed it (even tho it doesn't look like it here!) I will be delivering it to Matthew on our next visit. (I made to go in his livingroom on his glass topped coffee table......) When I was back on the couch, I did a bit of this.........the shawl pattern is getting to be familiar now and that helps the speed. (So did changing to metal needles instead of the wooden ones-which are nice for starting out because it is easier to stretch out the stitches until I can see the pattern!)

4 comments:

  1. You sure are productive for a gal that is not at full speed! If I had bronchitis and my eyes were healing I would be laying on the couch most likely. :o

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  2. Even handicapped you leave me in the dust! :)

    Your first loom-project turned out lovely!

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  3. Still as productive as ever!

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  4. Nice color choices for your next weaving project! Looking forward to following its progress!

    It is amazing how wrinkles just pop out of photographs, isn't it? I think I've ironed, the fabric looks smooth to me....one photograph and every wrinkle shows up. Weird!

    You're doing a great job sneaking in bits of productivity while you're not feeling 100%. Hope you feel better soon!

    Sue

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