Sunday, January 25, 2009

Weaving 101

Yesterday my mom and I took a weaving workshop with the local guild. In just a few hours you learn the basics of weaving and finish a whole scarf! (It helps tremendously that the instructors do all the tricky and time-consuming set up.) I caught on pretty quickly, although I had some sort of brain hiccup that caused me repeatedly to make the same mistake by missing two rows. Luckily we caught and fixed most of the mistakes. Alas, one remains marring my lovely scarf. Although I think crafty wisdom says every project should have an imperfection to prove it's handmade. Wise, placating, words indeed.

Today I enjoyed a lovely afternoon at my spinning wheel. I finished spinning and plying a jumbo box of fibre in a deep purple called fresh fig. The niddy noddy is hanging in the shower with the yarn drip drying. I can't wait to twist up the skein and see how it looks.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Boy, oh boy

I am the worst blogger ever. I should have made New Year's resolution covering this. Alas, I did not. I could give a bunch of excuses - I'm outside breaking my back shovelling, I've been preoccupied with other unblogworthy pursuits, the dog ate my craftwork - but I'm just a slacker, pure and simple.

I am resolved to get back on the right track soon.

I did make this cool miniaturized version of a photo from my visit to a Vienna palace . . .