Crazy as a Loom

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Winner is.....

For the weavers out there ( the rest of you can skip this paragraph in red)...........I wound my warp in red, it was supposed to be 480 threads, 12 sections at 40 threads each.  But I put too much on each spool, and only wound up with 38 spools.
So I wound the 12, but that left me 24 threads short. 
I looked at the spools, and they looked like they had enough on them, so in a moment of "brain fog", I took 12 threads off, and wound 24 threads onto one section.
WRONG.  If you look at the picture in the previous post, you can see that those 24 threads spread out, and that section is NOT LEVEL with the others.  This means that that will cause big tension problems throughout the warp, and I knew I'd screwed up as SOON as I did it.  I called my friend Chris and she concurred. WRONG.
So I'll just SKIP that section entirely, and my towels will be 24 threads narrower.
Weavers can laugh at my's ok.  I'm learning all the time.

I don't blame you all for lusting after my AVL.  I love it more every time I use it.  Today I finished threading it, and decided to try something I have read about  another AVL owner doing.  I brought the threads right over the sticky beam, did NOT tie on, and started!!!!!  heart be STILL.  
This is pale yellow on a red warp.  I am presently pegging a new pattern, but I don't know.....I am still loving this one.

  Oh, yeah, a GIVEAWAY......well, the selected #4, so that means Denise at Autumn Sky is our winner............pick a color, girl.  And happy dish toweling!  Congratulations!!!

We had a combo birthday/pesto making  party at my house.

Can I just say our kitchen was a freaking mess.

 We made 24 small bags, each big enough for a pesto pasta dinner.
All the basil came from my little garden at the studio.

 The smell of garlic was lovely, if you like garlic, and I do.

Pesto, anyone??

My youngest soon to be a first time Momma herself, was busy making puff pastry with 
chocolate filling.

My girls and their children make my heart sing.
I am a lucky woman.

I better get back to pegging my dobby bars for my next pattern.
These pictures are making me hungry. 



TexWisGirl said...

congrats to denise!

Nancy said...

That pesto looks delicious. You are going to be a grandmother again. That is the best. My fist grandchild is now three months old.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Congrats on being a grandma again . Thanks for sharing ! Have a great week !

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I feel so special for winning one of your towels. Thanks so very much :-)

I don't have grandchildren and I'm not sure I will, so that is something I think I'm missing out on.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, to Denise! She will love your towel!!

Hilary said...

Oh yum! Your girls take after their mama!

Congrats to Denise.. Diane C-H's sister.. yes?

Country Girl said...

Yay for Denise!

And for your wonderful family.

claudia said...

Congratulations Denise!
Congratulations Hilary on the new family member!
Those pictures are making me hungry!

Sojourner Design said...

Hlary, would you explain bringing the warp over the sticky beam and commencing to weave with no tie on? What's a sticky beam? Hope to hear more about this!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Yep that is what the sticky beam is for. No tying on. If you ever want to weave with chenille you can't use the sticky beam and will have to have a special beam made for that.
Made four batches of pesto this week. Made the kitchen smell so good!

Anonymous said...

The red towel is beautiful! Congratulations to the winner.

Vicky said...

Ahhh- the sights from your kitchen and I swear if I breathed in through my nose I'd be able to smell too! Refreshing and lovely to see :)

Karen said...

Congrats Denise! and I just love fresh pesto... the smell in the house is divine - our basil crapped out this year for some reason :-( I've been buying it instead.

Daryl said...

Hooray for Denise ...

and that pesto and all the other cooking looks yum

Rita said...

Congrats to Denise!
You have lovely daughters--true! true!
Enjoy your day! :)

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