OK I do not have any idea where this is going...my customers are much more adventurous than I am and sometimes they help me design...I hope to work on this today because even though it is sunny and bright out I have no one to ride with and feeling just enough energy to muck out the barn and maybe, maybe, maybe move some more sand into the yucky part of their paddock. The old barn is still a mess but I expect them back to work this weekend. Meanwhile...
The equipment is coming for demolition tomorrow morning!! Finally! There goes my weaving weekend, however, because we've also rented the bobcat so we can scrape the top layer off the paddock and put down a layer of sand. Hopefully that will alleviate the horses slipping and sliding for a while.
Should be interesting taking this monster down. And I can't wait to see the view when it is cleaned up!
OK...here are the beginnings. But these pictures give a false sense of being very blue and pink because the yarns are squished together obliterating some of the other colors. And it will be tempered somewhat by whatever I decide to weave with. And if I decide when I am warping that I don't like as much of one color as I originally thought, I will just throw some off the back of the loom. No problem. And if Kori decides that this isn't at all what was in her head I will just list it on Etsy and make another. So new beginnings.
This is about 5 inches wide
and 6 yards long
Going for 20 inches but not there yet.
Had to stop for the night...and the weekend is pretty booked but I might be able to start getting this on the loom the beginning of next week.
Just beginning to pull yarns for a commissioned piece...a shawl/scarf...My customer wants vibrant, rainbow of colors, wide like 20 inches or so...
I don't know what I'm doing yet. I just pulled everything that appealed to me and dumped it into a couple of totes. I will know more when I start to make the warp. I think I'll make two shawls...about 6 yards total and maybe 20 inches wide...about 350 threads...hmmm...I love beginnings...
And of course here are the boys this morning. Django in the foreground, Ronan in the middle, and Dakota last. This is totally their pecking order as well.
On a sadder note, my barn kitty, Mieux, went missing two days ago. I have loved her for 14 years...and can't tell you how much I miss her little presence. I walked all around the farm calling in case I could hear her hurt and needing me but nothing. Nothing on the road, food still in her dish...Losing companions is such a painful process.
I have been weaving for 24 years and selling for almost as long! I have slowed down my weaving since my cancer diagnosis and subsequent Whipple surgery but still weave on and off during the day when I have the energy! I currently sell my work on www.barefootweaver.etsy.com.
I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December, 2009. Had Whipple surgery in January 2010 and have had clear CT scans since! We are hopeful for a long and happy life!
As an update...I had a valve replacement in May 2016 and apologize for not answering comments or blogging! I am off to NYC February 15, 2017 for surgery on the 16th to remove a little spot of lung cancer. Hopefully recovery will be uneventful and I will be back at weaving soon!