Then I was awakened at 1:30 am one night to find my Hubby in pain and before too long, called an ambulance for him. That was the start of two to three weeks of hospital ER visits, medical appointments and diagnostic testing and specialist appointments as he struggled to pass kidney stones. The one currently trying to vacate is 8 millimetres (that's this long: ------- ). After a week something passed but tests show that both kidneys are full of large stones and one is 2 centimetres! They want to get that one asap. Then just over a week ago he woke to find he couldn't walk on his right foot and it was exceedingly painful. Another week of rest and foot elevation before he could even get to the Dr and its gout. It makes sense given his ability to make rocks. There's a medicine for that and he's on the right side of that experience and now armed with glasses of water and a new diet.
Its a rather rough start to the new year: a funeral and then all this... We have been just dealing with things around here one day at a time.
So long story short, I have been nurse, cook, dishwasher, housekeeper, banker, laundress, and driver to appointments. Not a lot of weaving going on and all of this was hardly anything you'd want an accounting of.... so no blogging for the past month.
All that being said, I do have some show and tell for you now.....
The warp is 20/2 silk in a lovely champagne colour from Treenway Silks. Its a pale pink at first appearance but then you notice a slight peach to it as well. It was difficult to find a weft colour that didn't swamp the champagne but this slate grey 8/2 tencel from Webs has a soft way of picking out the pattern.
The draft is a 12 shaft twill from Handweaving.net #55861and modified by me to allow for borders.
It has a definite front and back side and while much darker, its quite attractive as well.
I knew that the scarves needed a little something extra and that possibly could have been beads.... but then the the zig zag of the pattern made me think of this fringe technique. I think it goes quite nicely!
It seems to work well with the champagne and is a fresh spring like scarf! Being green, it does tend to bring out more of the peach tone of the silk. Its quite the chameleon.
Again, there is a definite front and back side to the scarf.
All yarns used came from my stash which was a nice treat. I do have another warp just beamed and all yarns are also from the stash. There's no danger of running out any time soon... 😊
Hellebore that bloomed in early January (Victoria, BC)