So yesterday I took two and a half hours and warped this thingie up, and then took another hour and a half winding the yarn onto the two shuttles, and today I started weaving! I’m doing roughly five inches of the purple, and then two inches of the green. Both are light weight baby yarns. I was thinking of using some lace weight yarn, but then doing the math and figuring out yardage, I wouldn’t have had enough for what I wanted to do. I’m just going to warp up those lace wool yarns after this is off the loom, and make like two eight inch wide scarves out of them. This piece is going to be seventeen inches across, by around six or seven feet long when all is said and done. Something nice to wrap up in on cold days. Austin (11 yo ds) wants me to make four of these, and sew them all together to make a woven bedspread for him. LOL Ummm, no! 😛
Besides that I’m still working on hats and baby blankets for the hospitals. Had another Etsy sale, so I guess with the cold weather coming people are going to start buying warm stuff. Woot!
Convo with Benny (14 yo ds) today….
Ben: Mom, what do we have to drink?
Me: Well, I’ll make some iced tea in a bit, but there’s water in the fridge.
Ben: Waattter??? Uuuuunnnnggghhh!
Me: What’s wrong with water?
Ben: It’s like a Frienemy!!!
Basically something he would drink if he was dying of thirst, but he wouldn’t *like* it. Love/hate relationships with your drinks. LOL
Anyway, more pictures to come soon. This weekend we’re doing a crap ton of yard work (and maybe planting some kale and snow peas!) Thank goodness for dumpsters is all I’ve gotta say. We might only have about three or four bags of trash a week… but when we need all that extra space, the dumpster sure comes in handy! And it’s much easier stuffing yard waste into that, then into little ol trash cans! Oh, and our friend that came by last week is a tree lopper chopper guy, and he informed us that the trees in our yard are all elm!!! So, not sure if we want to keep them, but sure is good to know what they are.