Sunday, March 30, 2014

What's New, Pussy Cat?

This handsome young man has turned 13 today, and he is about to share a celebratory can of tuna with his bud, Weftie.  Aldo Leopold Davidson, aka Leo is my favorite orange kitty, and I hope to have him laying around on weaving and knitting for a long time yet to come.
This week, I've finished the shag rug, but only because I ran out of the fleece I've been using to make it.  It's bright and cheerful, and I am sending to my sister for her bright and cheerful bathroom.  I wasn't ready for it to end, but all good things must, and will make way for what comes next.
Jennifer's warp is tied back on, and it looks as though there's enough warp for a couple more rugs.  I've picked out some earth tones for the next rug.  There's no recipient in mind, but I saw a photo in an old issue of Shuttle, Spindle and Dye Pot that made me think about how to make more than just stripes in my shag rugs.  I'll keep you posted as it progresses.



 The tapestry is hard to photograph in the late afternoon, which is when I always think of snapping it, but I think you can at least see there's been progress in the leaves.  I just saw on Tommye Scanlon's blog, http://tapestry13.blogspot.com/, how to attach the cartoon to the back of my tapestry.  I will try it on my next day off.  I'm about to start the rose, and am excited/intimidated/scared, but will march on!  I know I can do it!  It's just the starting doing I need.

And another hurdle I've set for myself this week is to decipher the mystery of Rep Weave.  I have read everything I can find, and think I'm ready to jump in.  I wound the alternate color to be threaded with the hand dyed warp, and have selected the other bands of color to go with it.  They just need winding on the warping board, and then, I'm going in!  Wish me luck!

Well, my week is full of all this, and garden building, too, so stay tuned!  Have a glorious week, and Happy Weaving!
Maggie

3 comments:

LA said...

I kept my eyes open for more "teddy bear" fleece, but I didn't have any luck! The rug will be great in her bathroom! Leo is one handsome dude...Happy Birthday!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday Leo! You share a day with Stella although she is no where near as regal as you!

Many, many more to you!

Pat Byrd said...

Happy Birthday Leo, my solid grey, long haired, 17 year old just had her birthday too.
LVS, Pat/GA