Wednesday, February 29, 2012
February 29th, and it's snowing??? The weatherman says we are going to get about a foot of it. I'll believe it when I see it.
But it was a good day to weave, and it was a joy not to have to go anywhere.
The first thing we have to do when we get there, is give Jinksie a drink. From the faucet, cause that's what she likes.
Who's the boss here??
I think there are four of them.
Since there isn't any room inside, I put this 24 yard warping board on the porch.
Right next to the bird seed can, and cat food station.
What did I ever do without this porch, I wonder.
I worked on placemats on the Hammett, hoping to free it up for a custom warp.
Doable days are priceless, I might add.
In the other room, L was working on her first "clasped weft". Say that five times fast.
By the way, in case you think I run around with the camera in my hand all day long, news flash: L helps herself. This makes me think she's been hanging around me too long, taking shots UNDER the loom.
Clasped weft is time consuming, as it takes a lot of patience to keep your selvedges from drawing in, and fiddling to keep your joins flat.
L is actually perfect at this, as she is good at paying attention to detail.
I like to try out different fabrics, to see what they will look like with whatever warp I'm using.
I love this one.
I came home and made some French onion soup, since I had my eye on some stale bakery bread in the bread box, and then whipped up some very easy Chicken and Biscuits.
Now I'm beat, watching the evening news.
It seems sometimes, watching tornados and school shootings and insane rioting come together in one short half hour, that the world has gone crazy.
Sometimes I think the studio is just heaven, in disguise.