Saturday, September 25, 2010

The First Weekend of Fall

Welcome to the first weekend of Fall!  I've been out and about all morning getting those pesky little items off of my to-do list.  There are 3 trees in the back of my car that need to be taken out and planted....later!  The tree service came this week and got the big branches that had fallen....and I had them remove some other brush while they were here.  Now I have some spaces on the sides of my house that look so empty.  The good news is that the BIG maple at the front of the house is healthy!  I've got lots of ironweed growing in the Green Belt behind the house, and in my front flower garden.  They can get 8 feet tall....and I love to see their purple blossoms dotting the Fall landscape. 
   Although the temperature got up to 90 degrees yesterday, we are in the mid 70's right now with a high predicted of 79.  The humidity is at 82%!!!  The forecast calls for rain on and off for the next few days, which should help the leaf colors in a few weeks.

I got so inspired by Tina's blog yesterday, that I pulled out my Davison book and started looking for an overshot design that will work on the multi-color warp on the Glimakra.  It is just a standard placemat warp wound 12 e.p.i. for 16 inches.  That gives me 192 threads to play with!  And, there are so many beautiful colors in that warp that it will be fun to work with a pattern color.  (It's an experiment....I haven't been too excited about that warp in the past, so I would like to jazz it up a little!  After all, I can still weave some rag mats using just the tabby!  I only have 8" threaded, so it's not like I'm re-threading the whole thing!)  My daughter reminded me that I said I would weave her a table runner, and this might be a fun project to do that with!  I can mute the tabby by using natural, and make the pattern pop by using one of the bright colors.  I'll keep you updated on this............

  In the meantime, back to Fall activities, such as UT football, planting trees, planting bulbs............I might even thread that pattern today!
Happy Weaving!


Maggie said...

I'm threading today, with all the windows open! Welcome, Fall!

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a productive day, both inside and outside of your house!
You'll find the perfect pattern for that warp.

Linda said...

I am looking forward to seeing what you make! I just love overshot.

The Schacht got moved into the studio today!! Hmmm, I wonder if there are warping fairies that come in the night and warp up naked looms??


Bonnie said...

Can't wait to see what the pattern looks like.

Tina J said...

What pattern did you choose?

LA said...

I threaded Kay's Design on pg. 144 in Davison. It was also used in an old Handwoven article.