|Photo from the Turkey Day 5K. Our turkey hats from a couple of years ago were passengers in our backpacks for the run.|
The loom in my studio space is finally warped and I got the header and one repeat done before the virus kicked in. The finished size will be 30" wide by 5 yards long, using my favorite Harrisville Shetland in Russet and Walnut for the warp and Loden Blue for the weft. The pattern is from A Handweaver's Pattern Book by Marguerite P. Davison (1975 revised edition), on page 14 it is John Murphy's Bird's Eye No. 57/VIII.
|Threading the heddles in a pattern--2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 3.|
|Sleying the reed, things are nicely lined up.|
|The weft yarn will be pretty with the warp!|
|At this point, Kathryn helped me wind forward and then back to make sure everything is nice and even. At that point, |
I re-tied and snipped the excess ends.
|Four rows of carpet warp and then four rows of plain weave before launching into the pattern.|
|I revisited the ornament pattern and adjusted the charts, increases, and decreases. |
A great project to use up bits and bobs of wool yarn.
|Knitting gifts for Jim and Ben...|
|...and making something for Andi. The pattern is the same one my mother used for the Girl Scouts when I was a little girl. I found a copy of the book a few years back. It's a nice little needle case.|
|Jim's sock are finished!|
|On a morning walk, I noticed the ducks were having a last paddle around the pond before flying south for the winter.|
|It was a gorgeous day after Thanksgiving. You can see there were some unusual trees this year! I prefer natural green. The other trees had a Dr. Seuss look to them.|
|Our little tree.|