It's January already!! So where did the year go? It always seems to go by faster and faster.
I don't do new years resolutions. I do mentally make lists of what I want to accomplish, at least in the next month or so. I do eventually have to get back to my regular production. I'll have to get a yarn order ready for that but I'm going to procrastinate for a week or two. I've got several projects ready to go on for production already, but first, I'm going to continue to keep doing some rugs. I've been storing some boxes of rug weft material at my husband's office. Stash takes up space!! We brought 4 huge rubbermaids home last week and I began to use some of the fabric strips that I bought at Great Northern in June. However, these rugs are all from my stash of loopers.
Don't you like how, just by picking certain colors, you can change the whole look of a rug inspite of what colors you're using for warp? I think using different colors in the warp just add a bit of interest to the whole look of the rug. This more warm toned rug doesn't have any turquoise in the weft but plenty in the warp. I like the bits of colors that show over the weft loopers.
There are 2 of these rugs.
My only problem with all this is that DH has been watching our septic tank pretty closely. The guy that's supposed to fix the drain field has been AWOL for several months but it had been doing ok without help.........til I needed to rinse out the loopers. Friday afternoon I came home and had to take the pails outside to drain, take the cover off the spigot outside and attach the hose. It wasn't too cold (high mid 50s) yet but the pails were pretty heavy to haul out there. I did rinse them a couple of times before bringing them in to sit overnight.......because......they needed to be washed in warm water and detergent. Yeah, right, with the tank at an uncomfortably full level.....as in, no showers, etc.
Saturday was the start of the holiday weekend. Try to call someone to come empty the tank for you then!! We did have success with a guy who's been here before. He came mid afternoon and emptied it. If you live in my area and need someone, call me. I'd send business his way any day!! He went above and beyond, I thought!!! Hopefully we have a lead on another guy to fix the line. All the damage is still from those storms that came through in April which resulted in so many of us getting a new roof, etc.
So what's going on the loom next? I've got a black warp on there and this bag of strips is waiting to be woven into a rug. Normally our rugs don't look so great in a contemporary room, but this rug would look great in a very modern setting. Linda, I think we should have bought more of this!!! Their web site doesn't show any more of this particular stripe so I guess it's all sold. Too bad. But, I'll just weave up what I have and hope someone likes it enough to buy it in spring!!
Until next week,