Friday, October 29, 2010

Some of the Benefits of being a Weaver!

One of the benefits of being a weaver is as plain as the nose on your face!   I work away up in the studio, creating with "string" as my DH likes to call it.  Working, working, working, and enjoying every moment that I get to spend up there.  Right now I am making Baby Blankets, which is really coming in handy since we have had 3 babies born in my circle of friends this last month.  So that means that 3 of these Blankets are already going to be gifted.  Now, I probably could have gone out and bought something quicker than I wove one of these off, (though I am not totally sure of that), but I surely would not have found anything as special, nor at such a low cost at a store!  These blankets are really soft, even straight off the loom, but after that first wash, oh my goodness gracious, I wish you could feel it!  It is something to experience.  You should hear the ooh's and aah's that I hear when sombody sees it.  It really is touching to hear a compliment, especially when they don't know that I made it!

I love the colors against the natural tabby, in fact I have ordered 40 more cones of 8/4 cotton warp in natural, I already have the colors I need for the pattern weft.  I can see that the pattern really needs more contrast than the yellow has to show up well.  I could tell it pretty much from the first pattern shot, but I decided to go ahead and see how it looks once it is washed.  I will be hemming these beauties this afternoon!

Another benefit to being a weaver is that I get to join together with my weaving buddies a couple of times a year, outside of our normal Tuesday gatherings.

I have started gathering the things I want to take along.  I will take it all over this evening because my daughter and I are participating in the Susan G. Komen race for the cure, Saturday morning, in Knoxville.  All I want to take with me on Saturday is a change of clothes!

 As you know, when we weavers get together, there is food!  My contribution will be a huge crockpot full of "Go anywhere Baked Beans"  I got the recipe from my DIL's mother, an excellent cook!
 We will have our cameras with us this weekend and I am sure we will be keeping you all up to speed on our doings.  I wish you could all come along, but then I don't think Lou Ann has quite that many beds!

Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina
Logged 17.5 miles jogging, 16 miles walking


LA said...

Those baby coverlets look GREAT!!!! I'm getting ready to mix up fresh bread so it can rise. See you in a few hours!

Maggie said...

See you tomorrow! I'm so excited!