Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Variety is the spice of life!

I try to keep that saying in mind when I become distracted and flit from one activity to another. 😉


The big news for yesterday was that I finally finished round 8 of Renulek's Wiosna 2017! Round 9 looks much more complicated, and interesting. I'm looking forward to the challenge!


I only finished one Ice Drop yesterday. I'm still working with the sample skein of Afternoon Garden by Marilee Rockley. If you've never tried hand-dyed thread, I highly recommend it! There's something about the hand-dying process that makes the thread smoother and nicer to work with.


I started another band on the box loom that Dad made. As you can see, I still seem to pull to the right.  I think that might be why my right side edge is a bit wavy. I wound a longer warp this time. I'll be interested to see if my calculations are correct for the finished length. I'm hoping for a 60" band... no particular reason, just a number I pulled out of the air! I also tried Mom's idea of stretching rubber bands across the two rows of nail heads to keep the warp from popping off when I get close to the end.

Yesterday was sewing class. The girls had hoped to finish the aprons they're making, but making pockets for the aprons turned out to be a bit more time consuming than we had hoped. Next week we'll move on to the straps, and then their aprons will be finished!

5 comments:

  1. Your mat up is looking lovely,
    Beautiful ice drop,
    Look forward to seeing the band when it's finished,
    With several items on the go you will not get bored

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  2. You manage an awful lot, going from project to project!

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  3. Your doily looks so elegant!! :)
    Another pretty Ice Drop! :)
    Love the colors in your band!!! :)

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  4. Your Renulek looks amazing.

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  5. You are more ambitious than me and each item is so well done! I agree that HDT is best to use and the Garden afternoon is among my favs. Made several projects with it. Never woven anything. Watching yours is interesting.

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