This weaving study group is turning out even better than I thought it would!Â We’re getting eight or ten messages per day back and forth, most full of interesting observations that take considerable thought to fully absorb (remember, I’m a novice weaver).Â It’s a real challenge and going to be more so as I try to juggle it with my other projects.Â It feels like drinking through a firehose, and I’m having a hard time keeping up, but I’m learning a lot!Â This is so much better than trying to puzzle weaving out on my own.
I have just given away nearly all of my back issues of Handwoven (~10-15 years worth – bought from eBay) to a beginning weaver.Â I haven’t been that impressed by the magazine, and it was taking up lots of precious space on my bookshelf, so off they are going where they will do some good.Â I did keep a few issues that I thought were particularly notable, though.Â Now I have room to put out the back issues of Complex Weavers Journal, and the Weaver’s/Prairie Wool Companions!Â They are much meatier (to the structure weaver anyway) than Handwoven.Â Weaver’s in particular is great – I went to considerable time and effort to collect all 44 issues, and I think I’m only missing 2-3 issues of the 16 Prairie Wool Companions.Â I use them as a study tool.
Now, off to investigate MySQL and set up my database.Â I think I understand how I want to set up the fields, so it’s time to do the basic stuff and get all the tables, relationships, etc. in.Â Then I can start building my basic form in HTML, and write the PHP to interface with the database.
Cooking roast chicken tonight, this time on a spit that sticks straight up.Â In theory this allows the chicken to brown nicely on all sides – will be interesting to see if it works.Â I’ve done my usual trick and slipped garlic slices under the skin on all sides, which produces a nicely juicy, garlicky chicken.Â Can’t wait to taste it!