Well, I am back home again from my Colonial Williamsburg trip. It is always so nice to go there. I sometimes wear my 18th century clothing to get the colonial America experience. I usually take along a basket and shop just like the people who lived there used to do. Eating in taverns is expensive but really nice. Especially if you have the right clothes. And being a reenactor, when the musician asked if we had a request we could pick one of our favorite 18th century songs for her to play.
The reason I went this time and again last October is this. http://www.historicmartinsstation.com/rifleproject1.html This gun is being made exactly the way one would have been made in the 18th century. The men from our park worked while I got to shop. Sounds fair, doesn't it?
Now back to weaving. Before I left I wound another scarf warp using the sock yarn as warp this time. You may remember the last one I made using this yarn. I used purple as warp and the sock yarn as weft. It made nice stripes. This time I want to use it for warp and weft. Here is a picture. I took it with my phone so the colors aren't true. I put the warp on my Structo loom. If you look closely you can see a wheel on the left. Some time ago I found these things. Not sure what they are called. They are three small wheels attached to a concave metal plate. I put one under each leg of the loom stand and I can move it anywhere I want when I want to weave. Right now the loom is in the store room up against a wall but I can move it directly under the ceiling light when I want to weave. Neat, huh?
Today I will take the last table runner off the Gilmore loom and try to finish a scarf on the Lervad loom. We are having another gloomy day here so weaving will be a good thing to do.