Thursday, November 6, 2014

My Blustery Day

  No...these aren't my Christmas stockings!!!!
  These are my extra-special wool & silk stockings that Tina knit for our outings at the Museum of Appalachia.  And, they are finished just in time for our outing on Friday!  We have a front moving through right now that is blowing all the downed leaves in every which direction!!!  The temps are going to be dropping like crazy.

  The leaf drop in my yard hasn't even reached the tipping point yet!  It would seem that this is the new norm....the leaves aren't totally down 'til mid November.

  I got the warp wound for the placemats I wanted to try.  All of the threads are doubled for this huck variation, which should make these plenty thick enough.  It was quick to thread, but not without problems.   In fact, in the upper left hand corner of the picture you can see one of the problems!
  I should have taken the extra heddles off of the shafts before I started threading, but I actually thought they wouldn't be in the way afterwards.  Boy!  Was I wrong!!!!

  Let me just say that the hemstitching for this took me several times to figure out, but I've made the adjustment.  There isn't a true tabby for this huck.
  I cut off the problem area (which I can use to test for color fastness) and removed over 100 heddles (which was NOT fun!!!)  It is weaving much nicer now that those heddles are gone, and I should be able to get some mats done. 
  That works for me since there isn't any sense in raking leaves on such a blustery day.  Maybe that wind will just blow the leaves out of my yard!!!!
Happy Weaving!


Linda said...

The stockings look wonderful!

Theresa said...

Okay, let me say I love seeing the fall color down on the way and in the valley, but I sure don't miss all the leaves. Great save on the huck weaving, but what a pain to remove those heddles. I crowded my rug warp weaving on one side with heddles but so far, not needing to remove them.
Oh, what toasty warm feet you will have. Beautiful stockings, just beautiful.