Saturday, July 31, 2010

Lookin' for Wolves




I am so tickled to introduce our newest Tuesday Weaver to the fold (or pack, as he insisted on!)  Please give a warm howdy to Trompaz Writt.  He has come to us from far away looking for wolves....especially Wolf Pups!

He had heard that once upon a time the Tuesday Weavers were going to be demonstrating at a fiber festival, and they were going to take their Wolf Pups.  The nice lady at the festival told them there wasn't a place to kennel their Wolf Pups.  But, the wonderous weavers took their Pups anyway.  Trompaz has come to join their pack.  He came to my house huffin' and puffin' and looking for those Pups!



It just so happens that I have a few Wolves around my house, so we set off looking at them.  Trompaz found the Baby Wolf with the overshot mug rugs in progress.  He offered to throw the stick shuttle with the red thread....he said something about a girl he knew that wore red.  It's one of his favorite colors!



Then he found my Mighty Wolf.  He couldn't stand it....he put on his sheep cape and sat down to weave on that panel.  He reminded me that good tension on a warp is important...just like building a house with the right materials!  He wove and wove and wove.  He's working on the second color panel now!



Trompaz got side-tracked by the tubs of wool cones and stopped to take a nap.  He said all that wool made him just *grin* like a little puppy!  He kept sniffing the wool muttering, "merino, highland, harrisville, shetland, corriedale, jacob...."
Silly wolf.........


Tina stopped by to say hello, and they got to be really good friends.  He asked her if she had a red cape.  Tina showed Trompaz the warp we had put on the rug loom, which has red in it.  She invited him to come to her house next week and meet Wally and Scout....they're pups, ya know!!!


After Tina left, Trompaz started huffin' and puffin' again about that Wolf Pup he had heard about....where was I hiding that Wolf Pup?????'

Mystery solved.....it was downstairs!!!  Trompaz thought that the placemats would actually make a very nice yoga mat for him.  It would be just the right size, and not too heavy!  He could also use it for naps.........

So.....stay tuned.  I think we'll be hearing more from Trompaz in future posts.  And, I heard a rumor that a little lamb from Oregon is going to be visiting us really soon!  That should be a lot of fun for all of us!  Maybe we'll play a game of "ring around the kudzu"!!!

Happy Weaving.......
LouAnn

8 comments:

Linda said...

LouAnn,
You are too funny! LOL.

Bonnie said...

Very funny. What wonderful stories he will be able to tell.

Maggie said...

Once a kindergarten teacher, always...

He's gorgeous, and he'll be a great mascot!

Tina said...

I think Tromp,as he told me he likes to be called, is going to be a real character, we are going to have to keep an eye on him.

Anonymous said...

I think he's sniffing around the cones of wool thinking, lamp chops, rack of lamb, and where's the mint jelly.
Hugs to all,
Joyce

Anonymous said...

Glad to meet Tromp!! Guess we'd all better keep an eye on him on Tuesdays! So, is he going on a trip soon? Not sure we should send him alone. Maybe one of us needs to go with him. Road trip!!

Theresa said...

Too cute!

Roxie said...

Tromp is quite the handsome dog! His tour of the weaving studio is a treat, and what a great assistant he will be. I hope he and Bucky get along well. Bucky should be there Monday if not already. Oh, I DO hope they get along. Bucky and Bobby chased off a pack of coyotes not so long ago. I do hope Bucky doesn't go rampagious on Tromp.