Saturday, August 21, 2010
Works In Progress
Of course you can't see the graph and all the figures that came before this. I wanted to make a bamboo wrap for my sister in law, and I wanted something airy and delicate...just like she is! Huck lace seemed a good choice, and I looked through several books and back issues of Handwoven until I found an 8-shaft lace pattern that I thought would look perfect with this natural bamboo. This will be my first project on Mz. Emily.
The early morning light made some great shadows on the loom as I added in each 4 inch section from the warping board. This wrap is 21" in the raddle, and I wound enough warp for two wraps.
The warp is ready to be wound on this afternoon when I get back from the Guild meeting. I would like to get the threading done while I have lots of light in the living room. That might be wishful thinking!
I have completed all but six of the afghan panels, and I hope I can get the last two cones I need at the meeting this morning.
I had a little visitor Thursday in the Green Belt behind the house. I caught some movement beyond the fence, and realized that it was a fawn that was getting ready to bed down for an afternoon nap. I know her Mom told her to lie down and be still, but I wanted to try to get a picture. Of course she heard me coming and stood up quickly....but I zoomed in for a shot before she bounded away.
I'm off to the Guild meeting...we're going to try our hand at Twining!