Sunday, October 30, 2011

a contest of beauty

for those interested, please know that artist jackie morris will be hosting a contest/celebration of beauty on her blog. please click here for details. sounds like fun, doesn't it?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

a hawk? methinks so.

this is what i woke up to, not three feet from my back door. wow.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

knitted dishcloths

here are my knitted dishcloths, the first ones i've ever made. just a simple knit stitch throughout, but with a nice hand and (even better) handmade. sweet.

Sunday, July 31, 2011


i've been knitting dishcloths. so far, i've made two of them, one out of natural (non-bleached) cotton and one out of a blue-green cotton yarn that i hand-dyed. i'm a slow knitter but the situation has reached a critical state in the kitchen: only one dishcloth has (nearly) no holes in it. the other dishcloths are more hole than dishcloth and washing dishes, wiping counters and tidying up with them is a frustrating affair. the knitting has proven to be very meditative and as i'm only doing a knit stitch i find i can also watch a bit of original Star Trek as streamed via Netflix. score.

Thursday, July 21, 2011



1 may 2003-19 july 2011

you will be very missed

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

yarn for the baby blanket

here's what i'm using for weft on my niece's baby blanket; 4/4 cotton

Thursday, January 27, 2011

busy, busy, busy

been quite an adventure here at the weavery lately...had a new washer/dryer stacked unit installed and a new water heater, all in the same day in the very small bathroom. afterwards, floors needed cleaning and the closet needed putting back together along with a small mountain of laundry (been without a washer since two days before christmas). glad that's done!

now, onto weaving a baby blanket for my new niece. it'll be made out of 8/2 cotton, natural colored, for the warp and 8/4 and 4/4 cotton for the weft, light green/light blue/natural colors. yes, i said niece, not nephew! might throw some purple in there, too, just see how it goes. the finished blanket will be 36" x 36" so it will be done on the new big loom. the warp calculations declare i need 916 warp ends, each 5 yards long. oh my.

Monday, January 10, 2011

snow and holiday gifts

little bird tracks in the snow on the front porch

seven pounds of 8/2 cotton (two cones stacked on top of one another) waiting to become warps

terra cotta colored 8/2 cotton (4 tubes or 2lbs) waiting for warping

Monday, January 3, 2011

happenings at the weavery

Advent/Christmas was a busy time for me. i wove pastor r an Advent stole but unfortunately have no good pictures of it except for the one already posted. i also wove my family scarves out of some undyed natural-colored singles wool (the yarn was wrapped in a thin nylon thread) which turned out thick and soft. those were very welcomed among them since they visited during the christmas snow/blizzard and drove home (!) the same day. my neighbor also got a scarf. so now, my next projects are: weaving a baby blanket for my niece due to be born in february and weaving a full-sized coverlet, both on the new big floor loom. however, my "helpers" seem to have turned into "basket cases."