I have a confession to make.....
I have indulged in some retail therapy in the past couple of months when in recovery mode. I may not have been able to weave but I was indulging in some mental future plans! I had some Christmas money, and some sales at my Etsy store burning a hole in my "digital pocket". Browsing, I found some nice deals on line..... and some pretty things
So here's some show and tell....
Here's a painted cotton and rayon warp I got from Blazing Shuttles. I can see two delightful scarves coming from this! Great colour combination, and the rayon shiny 'blips' will add some interest!
This is another one of Blazing Shuttle's painted warps called "Black Opal" and was based on an actual fire opal's intense colours. I see it paired with black and.... well, that's top secret for now! Let's just say I have big plans for this! It's 10/2 rayon and so quite fine.
Cotton Clouds also sent along a colour card for the various colours they carry. I can see a few colours I would like to get in the future..... and three I wish I had now!
I love the three colours on the bottom right: willow, blue mist and blue mist. The double asterisk means "available seasonally"..... but which season? I'll be asking soon!
This was actually a "get well gift"! Nice huh? Deep purple and a colour called Algae silk hand dyed by Dye For Yarn at Etsy. The algae is like a bronze and I think I will pair these colors together. The 20/2 skeins are 50 grams each so there's enough for warp and weft. Silk is lovely to work with.
So I've decided if equipment fails me in some way, then move it along and find one that works! This swap came out dead even $$$ wise but I feel like its an improvement and so I'm happy!
(There was a couple of bits of equipment added to the sale page as well.)
Weaving: well, I over did it one day last week and so had to take a few days off to rest and ice some tender muscles. I'm happy to report that as of today I have finally finished the fine silks scarves on the Louet Spring. I have to weave some samples for my files and then it will be cut off and finishing will begin. So I hope to have some actual finished weaving to show you next time!
I have some projects 'pre planned' on paper and the warp winding will be begin in earnest soon. Standing still in one spot for any length of time is a problem so I will have to do it in stages. There will have to be a tie up change which will also be a step by step thing too. I'm learning the limits of my new inner metal bits!
Since I last wrote, we have also had a fast trip to Vancouver as my father has been quite ill and it seemed touch and go for a time. Three hospital moves later and he's now in good hands at St Paul's in downtown Vancouver. BC's premier heart hospital. Now we wait...
Speaking of waiting.... our daughter in law is due March 10th so not too long to wait. We hope to go over soon, if not for the birth, then shortly after to meet the new addition to the family!
In the mean time, we continue to go through closets and our 'stuff' and downsize as we prepare to list the house for sale.
Nothing like a quiet recovery huh?
Now you know why I indulged in some calming retail therapy. :)
Happy Valentine's Day!