My husband had a routine test procedure in early November and mid month came down very sick with a resulting infection from it. It all happened quite quickly and resulted in an emergency operation this past weekend. There was lots of driving to and fro to hospital and keeping family and friends informed, all managed along with running a house and also walking a dog!
|who could say no to this face?!|
It was good to bring him home from hospital but the same day Hub started to complain about his ankle. It was swollen and bruised looking and he had no recollection of how this happened. Within a day or so it became worse and he could put no weight on it at all. I was out beating the bushes looking for crutches in a hurry! Once he got a pair of those, life got easier!
So now I'm nurse, cook, dishwasher, laundress, errand runner, dog walker .... oh, and Christmas shopper too and .....well, none of it includes weaving right now.
The big one day sale happened in Salmon Arm yesterday and I heard that I did very well! Here's a link to the Facebook page with pictures of the day! Lynnette tells me I sold: 7 tea towels, 2 guest towels, and 3 scarves! I'll get the final tally and unsold items back shortly. My white snowflake twill shawl had many admirers but sadly no takers!
This post isn't entirely with out weaving content! I can at least show you where things were left when I had to become "Nurse Ratchet"
I decided to go with the third variation after all!
The pattern is quite striking and must be my favourite of the three treadling variations!
So this has an elaborate point twill threading and treadled snowflake style, which is also called a twill progression. Nothing else changed. The tie up remained the same and as you can see, you can effect quite a change by merely changing the way you 'dance the treadles'. It almost has a 3D look to it and when you view it from the side the diamonds look like they are raised up from the cloth!
I *hope* to have the scarves done and off the loom for the next post and I can show you the three different looks side by side! Well, I'll try!
On the Louet, the snowflake twill is patiently waiting....
Its funny as normally I will switch looms to get a change but right now I have the same treadling happening on both looms! I can do snowflake twill in my sleep now and its the only place where weaving is happening for the time being!