Another spring snow storm. Not a blizzard but lots of wet, heavy snow bending trees and fences, and obscuring views. It is in juxtaposition to spring blooms indoors.
Looks like “we” will be manhandling the snow blower again. Especially since Tim has a small concert here tonight. I need a break from my latest endeavors anyway.
I fell into a rabbit hole that held a pin loom. These are small hand held looms that make small woven squares. But they are addicting. One website I found said they are just like potato chips, you can’t make just one.
Now I’m puzzling over piecing them into a baby garment. I found my 1930’s edition of 2″ and 4″ looms on ebay and they even came with some finished blocks. The pattern books from that era are a hoot. I could make a coat for myself, blankets, rugs… The mind boggles.
After I made a couple of hats on my Passap knitting machine, it needed something else to do. Here’s a cotton blanket for a new baby.
These sweet blocks were a fun knit for a charity knitting project. I finally found and joined a fiber guild. Who cares if it meets an hour away – at night. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. So many talented fiber artists there.
Here’s another obsessive project. I knit 6 strips on, ahem, my other knitting machine, 3 at a time, then wove them into this cute little ball. OK, maybe I have a bit of cabin fever.
And we can never have enough rugs. Really, I am trying to reduce my stash. I had these sock loops and even had some unused warp. They go together nicely. The classes I took at Red Stone Fiber Glen have paid off. I can dress a loom with finesse these days.
The stash I am not using has been squished so at least the volume, if not the quantity, has been reduced. Tim picked up 5 gallon, lidded spackle buckets for me and I stored my 3 clean fleeces in them. For another day. Maybe next March?