We've had alot of rain this past weekend and even before that, lots of clouds that made the world seem very dreary. The best thing to do was stay inside and work on a loom!!
I did get a couple of projects woven this week. The first is the warp that I'd just gotten on last Monday, threaded and ready to go.
The weft is natural and it tones down the stripes of the accent yarns but I do like how it ties the colors together. The pieces in this warp will have a calming effect.
The color in the middle is that accent yarn plus a couple of cones of yellow that match it. It's a nice yellow, not too bright.
On the washing machine front......technology is great but my almost 6 year old washing machine with all the bells and whistles (and warm rinse) needed a major repair again inspite of them having replaced everything when we were trying to figure out what was wrong last summer (under warranty which of course has run out). So we went to Home Depot and found one without the bells and whistles. It's a basic machine. There are only 2 things I'm not really thrilled about. First, it doesn't have a buzzer to signal when it's done. I'm really surprised about that. I forget about the laundry as it is, so having a buzzer might just remind me that I've got something in there!!
Secondly, it doesn't have a warm rinse. However, none of them do now. Even the really expensive machines. If I can't have a warm rinse, I might as well just get a basic machine where I turn knobs myself on the size of the load, etc. Hopefully this machine will last longer than the other one did, plus it has an agitator inside. Did you know that the new ones don't? How bizarre is that?!!
This week I only have 2 days to weave. Later this week I'll be taking a 3 day bobbin lace class with Louise Colgan again. I'm excited about this because we always have a good time, bending over our lace pillows and flipping bobbins, creating a tiny picture at maybe a square inch an hour, if we're lucky!! I'm making a little pansy this time. Hopefully I'll have a picture for you next week. It's a complicated design (for me) so probably won't get it all done in class.
Until next week, keep weaving!!