Anyway, I've been continuing to stick with the weaving. At least some progress every day. I'm up to Placemat Number Five and I still can't see the end of the warp. How much did I put on the darn loom anyway? No recollection and I haven't yet discovered a note that will tell me. I guess I just keep going until I run out, huh?
The weaving is getting somewhat easier as my body remembers what it's supposed to do. I haven't done much weaving at all in the past 10 years or so. Not like I used to anyhow. I still have plenty of household textiles that originally came off my loom:
Just a quick survey of the most obvious pieces around me. Three of those are curtains, one is a placemat and one is the upholstery on the kitchen chairs which is in dire need of replacement. There's also tea towels, napkins, pot holders and two blankets that I can see from where I'm currently sitting. So hey, I used to be pretty good, didn't I? I'm just badly out of practice. My brain knows what to do but so much of weaving is muscle memory involving both the hands and feet at the same time. I know I need to do a lot more of it to get really comfortable at the loom again. Just. Do. It.
Here's what the placemat I'm weaving right now looks like:
The pattern weft is a cotton bouclé and the same off-white as the warp and the tabby weft so the effect is textural rather than colour. The weave is yet another treadling variation on the Summer & Winter threading blocks. There are a least two more and perhaps as many as three placemats left to weave on this warp. Hope I don't get bored and chop it off early! However I do need to get onto my tea towels for the guild exchange. I'll have the rest of the yarns for that project by Friday so I can start winding the warp after that.
In knitting news I finally started a new project - socks! The pattern is Spring Forward by Linda Welch. Perfect for the first day of Daylight Savings, isn't it? I thought so!
The yarn is Sweet Georgia BFL Sock in Ginger, left over from my Candelaria Cardi from last year. After the socks I hope to have enough left again for a shawl and then I'll have a whole ginger collection! Sweet Georgia is going to be at Fibres West this Friday and Saturday and then their big sale is coming up the Saturday after that. How hard is it going to be to avoid buying more? We shall see, won't we?