Funny Farm

A fearsome foray into my fiber follies. I talk about weaving, knitting, spinning and dyeing. Some chatter about the sheep, goats, pigs and chickens.

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Location: North-east PA, United States

Monday, December 15, 2008

frantic weaving and knitting

I was commissioned in October to weave a tablecloth that would fit a table 33X83. I made NO promises to have this completed by Christmas, however I received "the" guilt phone call two weeks ago imploring me to have this done in time for Christmas. I respond to guilt.

The loom is threaded 54" wide and will weave to 124". I'm around 90" at this point. The set is 20 and I'm using both 8/2 and Eight-Two. Do these colors look familiar? He saw my table cloth and wanted the same colors. The stripe pattern is different, thankfully.

I'm fortunate that the treadles lock so I can run to one end or the other to catch the shuttle. It's part of the exercise regime, you know.

Here is a photo of nine of the 11 pair I've knit so far. One pair Bob got early because I forgot our anniversary. He forgot too.
The other pair is still on the needles. So I suppose they're not really a pair yet.

Shades of neutral
It is a pity when the cat is larger than the dog.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

For Sharon

Here is what Sharon told me to do:

The directions are:
*Go to your sixth picture folder and pick your sixth picture.

*Pray you remember the details.

*Tag five others.
(please don't hate me)
Dalas, Charlene, Sara, Carol, and someone else please

adopt your own virtual pet!