Monday, December 16, 2013


Last week I was weaving whenever I could, trying to finish that placemat warp on Nilus. For weft I was using 5 strands of natural yarn, mostly carpet warp. Carpet warp is just great for things like placemats because they make them nice and sturdy, especially when the weft is nice and thick like mine was. Three of the yarns were from bigger cones that I had inherited recently from a weaver who had retired from fiber work. The other 2 were carpet warp cones I had on hand. I had several of them so thought I had plenty. Till I ran out of weft....
 with just a few more inches left to weave!!
One of the carpet warp cones ran out and I didn't have another cone. It's not a huge deal because we had placed an order for carpet warp from Great Northern Yarn in Kalamazoo but it wasn't here yet!! I could have wound off some yarn from the other cone I had but I didn't want to do that either so I stopped and worked on another project.
However, the yarn's just arrived. I will weave it off this morning!! Yes!! and be ready for those weddings happening next year!

Each year I love to go to Stanley's Greenhouse and pick out a few poinsettias for our home. I was talking to my Mom the other day and mentioned I'd gotten a Christmas Rose poinsettia and she hadn't seen one so I promised I'd post a picture for her to see. So, Mom, this one's for you. Isn't it gorgeous?! It sits in the window above the sink so I can enjoy it when I do dishes. Yes, I do dishes once in awhile!
So now I'm heading back down to the studio to weave the rest of the placemats. Well, it might be a runner instead but that works too! With everything happening this time of year, it'll be interesting to see how much time I can spend down in the studio. I'm hoping for quite alot!
Until next week,
Keep weaving!!


LA said...

I love the Christmas rose poinsettia...I know you will enjoy having it for the season. How nice that your 8/4 came just in the "nick" of time!!!

Bonnie said...

I don't think that I have ever seen a Christmas rose poinsettia. It is beautiful.