It was lovely to read your comments. It really did bring a smile to my face.
I am going to try not to overthink this, and try to accept that maybe I am just plain worn out this week.
It's OK, I can be tired. It isn't terminal.
I worked outside for a couple of hours this morning, pruning and weeding, and generally doing spring cleaning outside. There is a ton more to be done. I am pacing myself.
My body rebels when I do more than I know damn well I should.
This is where I am accepting of my changing body, right?
After I broke a sweat, I decided to weave.
If I work in the garden an hour a day, the job will get done without killing myself.
I thought about what you all said, and I decided to amuse myself. I have wanted to make a "container" rug for a while, so that is what I did.
A 'container' rug, you ask????? WTH????
It is easy. Crazy. Easy. My favorite combo.
I go up into the attic, and bring down a randomly picked container.
This is the one I picked today.
And I picked the mixed natural warp I have on the Hammett, 29" wide. I say mixed natural, because I used up a box of partial spools, in several shades of white and off white, and I put 60 yards on sectionally.
Once again, you are right. This blog is about my life, but since weaving is my passion, it is definitely about weaving. Do what you love, talk about what you love. That's the truth of it.
I love to cut the fabric half as wide as I need, and wind two fabrics on the shuttle.
Sometimes a fabric I like, matched with one I am not that fond of, works for me.
And I always love the blended look I get from doing that.
One of you commented that you loved to see a post with a little tutorial in it.
So, is there anything in particular you would like to see? Some aspect of weaving, or preparation that you need a visual of?
I wove two 'container' rugs today.
There's probably enough in my working container for three more rugs. When it gets down to just a few choices of fabric, I go get another container, and add the dregs of the first to the second, and start all over again.
You might be wondering how a 'container' rug differs from any multicolored rug I might weave.
The answer is that I usually search the studio for just the right color, the right combination.
With container rugs, I don't do that. It isn't allowed. You have to use what's in the container. You can't go look for any other fabric, until the container is almost empty.
Who made those rules???
Because I can.
I had fun today, and I needed just a little fun.
Thanks for being out there.