Skip to main content

The future is warped

I was listening to the Knit Wits podcast a couple of weeks ago and Karen mentioned that she has been weaving, which reminded me that I own a table loom. In fact, it was given to me as a birthday present, perhaps for my 16th birthday, and has been sitting at my parents place, waiting for the right time I've thought about weaving before and even discussed doing the Guilds weaving course but essentially I'm too lazy to actually attend a class across town. But I did find a Crafty course that I'm watching that seems to explain things quite well.

So, on Tuesday my loom came home to me! I THINK it's in working order, although it's hard to tell, what with my lack of knowledge and all. I think I'll have to buy a warping board, because I can't work out how to warp without one, but other than that I hope it's good to go. I'm pretty excited. The Craftsy class shows how to make cushion covers, and after that I want to make some table mats. We'll see how it goes though, because right now the act of warping the loom still seems rather scary and mysterious. I guess I'll spend some more time with Craftsy this weekend, and hopefully all will become clear(er).


  1. Replies
    1. Well, I'm a LONG way from actually weaving, as this point.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Moving on UP

So, last week Leon and I bought a house! Well, actually a perfectly sized flat. The thing about our perfectly sized flat is that it’s a bit smaller than our current rather home – where we live now is a giant flat built in the 1960s. We’ve got loads of space, a  dining room,  a garage and a storage room. Unfortunately, not too much maintenance has been done on the place in the last three decades. The place we’ve bought is lovely – 15 years old, with a new kitchen, views to forever and nothing is falling apart. But it’s got a carspot, and room for a dining table in the living room. So, I’ve had a look at my stuff and I’m getting rid of things like a crazy lady! Also, it turns out I’d rather get rid of everything than move it. I'm destashing as if we are moving into the carspot, rather than the flat! All our CDs –GONE. All the DVDs –given away, books - bye bye...

It’s been really interesting, especially in relation to my crafting things. I’ve got quite a lot of spinning fibre, and I’m…

Yarnalong - the one with the end of a chapter

Last week Ginny announced that, after 6 years, she was finishing the yarnalong. . I’ve been participating since  December 2013 ; over three years. It’s bittersweet – doing the Yarnalong has given me a good structure to my blogging and I’ve loved reading about what Ginny, and all the other members of the yarnalong get up to every week. But this is a time of change for me – some very exciting things have happened, which I can’t share here quite yet. It’s a time for letting go, and for new beginnings. So I leave you with one last photo of my kindle and my knitting, and I say “thank you” to Ginny, and everyone else who have brightened my Wednesdays for the last 6 years.

Look what I found!!

I was putting away the yarn from my mothers ASJ, which I have finished - it's having a bath right now, and I found this blue yarn:

Now, I'm pretty sure that the yarn I left at book club a month ago was Patonyle in navy, and that's what this is too! Either way, it is an exact match:

That's the old yarn and the one I just found, together, and they are the exact same colour!

There is only 13 grams, so I don't know if it will be enough to finish both sleeves, and the  iCord front, but if it is I won't have to wait another month to declare this project done!