Last week on Weaving Wednesday I warped my loom for the first half of the top. Using the shape of a top from the book I got last month, I worked out the calculations and Mary helped me with the warp. Kathryn was out of town, so we just plowed through and with lots of laughing Mary and I managed just fine. I believe Kathryn would be proud. I went through the stash at home and found some fluffy wool that looked wonderful in the small section I sampled along with a second sample of using the warp yarn for the weft. I liked the white until I began to weave with it...too fluffy, too sticky, and removed after a few passes of the shuttle. The warp yarn was not what I wanted either because it looked boring. This morning I dug through my handspun stash and found a lovely tweed in what I think will be enough for the top. Now I am ready for Weaving Wednesday!
|I liked the texture of the white wool but the warp as weft was less than inspiring |
for a large project.
|The body of the weaving is on the left and the waste yarn filling in the side before the sleeve is on the right.|
|The sleeve is finished and the other side of the body is in progress. Small safety pins mark the measurements: 12-inches below the sleeve, 20-inches for the sleeve (to be folded), and 12-inches below the other side of the sleeve. |
|Disengaging the forward pawl relaxes the tension and I can get an accurate measurement.|
On the needles is the ribbing for the second woven hat. As of today the temperature is more spring-like and this will be the perfect weight for cool mornings and evenings. What a difference a day makes; yesterday was cold with rain showers and today is sunny and warmer.
|Working the ribbing on the beanie hat.|
|A screen with gauges at the waist of Ambu Man pops up for the responders to see if the compressions and breaths are correctly administered. If the compressions are off the proper spot on the chest, it makes a clicking sound.|
|Jim was a victim with hypothermia and became a human burrito.|
Jim's birthday was this week and I made his favorite cake for the occasion. There were only two candles, but the rest were implied. It would have been a mess to light more ;^).
|Happy birthday, Jim!|
|On the walk...the geese were sounding the alarm while protecting a nest.|
|I love the way the morning light highlighted the birch tree. |
Ever watchful white birch trees are so pretty.