I have tried getting Next and Nuff to come in out of the cold, but they are very resistant.
They like their boxes with the heated pads, the solar house. They also go under the porch, although I can't imagine it's very warm under there.
And they eat well. They are both pretty solid, and their fur is thick.
I still worry.
Lois has been busily weaving a custom order. I wasn't thrilled about the customer's choices of colors, and I didn't hold out much hope of liking it, but I must say it has grown on me.
I now think that it is very striking.
L has come a long way in two years. When she first came to Crazy as a Loom, she had no intentions of weaving right away, she just wanted to "help".
Now here she is weaving an 8 x 10 all by her self.
I must be a good teacher, but she is also very
It is a beautiful rug, and she has done an awesome job. She had 20 shuttles wrapped with fabric, weaving them so that it "appeared" that they were random, when in fact, they were quite orchestrated.
I cut about 36 lbs of fabric for this venture.
(For you weavers, I figure .35 lbs per square foot of rug.)
Then I pull the fabric towards me while "slitting" it with scissors. It goes pretty fast, and I have cut so much fabric this way, that my precision is quite good.
On another front, I am re-warping for my next towel venture. These will be waffle weave, one of my faves.
I used these little plastic pieces in each section, to keep my warp flat. Aren't they cool?
How do you like my colors?? I am so done with orange.
So it was a busy, productive day at CAAL, and even though I am still not staying ALL day, I am working on it.
We had a great soup for lunch.....I guess you would call it vegetable rice. Mystery soup. It was pretty awesome.
And perfect for a day with single digit temps.
I could bitch about the weather. Oh, yes, I could. I could tell you how much I hate the cold.
But I have to focus on living with it, and to me, that means embracing the things that make it doable.
Weaving by the fire, lots of hot tea, homemade soups, good books, and lots of yarn.
And sunshine, all we can get.
Sunshine makes it all possible.