Musings about working with fiber, and living the rural life.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Off the Loom
Blocked and drying
Close up of colors
Well, I did get the shawl off the loom and I still can't decide if I like the colors or not! It is nice and snuggy warm, which was my intent on that account. It is a good 6 feet long, so plenty to cuddle up with. I am just not so sure about the pattern. Regardless, I am happy to be done. Now I want to make one the same size in all natural shades of alpaca, in a planned and definite plaid pattern. The problem with this piece was I was in arrears with the weft and had to replace my idea of the weft with a new design to accommodate my insufficient quantity of colors.
Some of Gloria's alpacas
Today I am going off to the north to visit Glo as I need to get her the last fleece I washed. Soon it will be time for shearing! Hard to believe. It is a beautiful day after the storms of yesterday. The drive up is just lovely as I have to go by several lakes. We will spend time spinning and visiting, then she will feed me lunch. Glo is one of the most generous, hospitable people I know. So, off I go to have fun!