First, apologies to those of you reading in a blog reader, who probably got tons of posts this morning. I transferred over a lot of content from the old site, and it will appear in your blog reader. But I suppose you could consider it a call to read through some of my Writings section, that you may have missed when it came out…a lot of it is really good stuff!
Also, most of the website is now migrated, so check out the Travel, Crafts, and Misc sections…heck, just play with the navigation menu at the top of the page…you’ll find that there’s LOADS of interesting stuff that you might have missed on the old site. (Bear in mind that it is still a work in progress…some of the top-level pages are still blank, but the bottom-level pages should all be complete.)
And, I got a major compliment yesterday evening…my guild had its annual show and sale, and I donated a shawl (the Black Fire shawl) to the raffle. (Don’t worry, I wove up two of them, so I still have one for myself!) Would you believe, it was the most popular item in the raffle? I don’t know exactly how many tickets it collected, but someone remarked that it looked like half the raffle tickets were in that bowl! I am taking that as a major compliment, and it makes me happy. Doubly happy since the raffle raised $250 for the guild!
I am now at 12.5 yards, and am watching the warp on the beam dwindle rapidly. Because of take-up, I think I might only get 14 yards out of this warp, so would likely finish up tomorrow (gasp!). The question is what to do next. I think I will try weaving the eternity knots on the last few inches of the warp, and from there launch into more systematic eternity-knot sampling. Appropriate to be weaving eternity knots on the last few inches of the “eternal warp”!
I am really excited about having the dress fabric almost complete. Really looking forward to playing around on the sample warps for the wedding-coat fabric! I will do a few narrow test warps first, then a full-width sample, and then wind on the 15 yards for the coat yardage. It will be another “eternal warp’, but hopefully well worth the effort!