Monday, November 24, 2008
Last night at Kokomo Urban Outreach, the kids were asked what they were thankful for. Most answered that they were thankful for parents, home, and Jesus. I began to think about what I am thankful for... The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; a good family; a very comfortable home; a kind boyfriend; a good, stable job; a good, reasonable boss; a dependable car; beauty in nature; caring friends; nice looms; a practical spinning wheel; plenty of yarn and fiber; warm clothes; nourishing food; a fabulous local weaving guild; an exceptionally nice local weaving shop; my pet rabbit, Iris; music; my health; a good church nearby; freedom; art... I could go on and on, but you get my point. I truly am blessed, and I am so grateful for it.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Finally, I finished the baby blanket I began in September. It's been off the loom for a while, but I wasn't too excited about finishing it. Well, my friend's baby is due in less than a week, so I had some motivation to get it done. It's a block twill in bambu 7 warp and weft. I'm not too thrilled with the finished product. It's nice, but it doesn't really excite me. It does feel nice and have a nice drape. Maybe blankets just aren't my thing. I am mostly glad that it's done, so I can move on to the next project.
So what's on the looms now? The Spring is half-way dressed with a lace-weight alpaca warp for a shawl for me. It's only half dressed because I realized last week, rather suddenly, how close Christmas is. So I hurried and wove off the warp that was on the Baby Wolf, a scarf that will be a Christmas present, and dressed it with the warp to make the last three rayon scarves for my grandma. I really am getting bored of the variegated rayon warps. I think it will be a while before I do any more. But, it was a good way to quickly make nine scarves. I don't think my grandma realizes quite how much time is involved in doing these, but her excitement definitely makes up for it. She is so excited to give these scarves to her sisters!