I finished weaving off the scarf yesterday, and wet-finished it today:
It’s a very pretty pattern: silver-gray with black flowers on the front side and black with silver flowers on the other side. It has a few flaws in the weaving – I’m still learning where best to weave on the new loom – so I’m not going to donate it for the fundraiser. I’m going to keep it instead, or perhaps give to a friend or family member – haven’t decided yet. It is beautiful, though. I may order more of that silk-yak warp from Treenway Silks in the future.
I have also made a giant batch of tomato soup with most of the dry-farmed tomatoes – about two gallons’ worth. Some of it we ate, some went into the fridge, but most of it went into the freezer. It’s delicious. I love good food, and I love cooking. To me it’s all the same, whether the medium is food, textiles, or something else. It’s all creating, and it’s all good.
Now, of course, that the warp is woven off, it’s time to start working on the next warp. So I spent a good hour or so today winding the warp off of skeins into giant balls on my little Royal ball-winder. I own an electric cone-winder, but it’s not designed for fine yarns, so it just snaps the yarn. Very frustrating, especially considering how pricey those things are!
At any rate, I have wound about two pounds of the yarn into balls, and am taking a break to let my shoulder rest. I still have about 4 pounds to go, plus another pound of small skeins that are not yet dyed.
While winding the yarn, I’ve been reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. It’s a really interesting book that is making me think. Which is good.
Off to wind more yarn…the sooner I can get this wound into skeins, the sooner I can warp up the loom!