So I went to spin up the samples from Barb Parry's dyeing class and as soon as I started to spin on my Rose I knew something wasn't right. GASP! The drive-shaft was bent all out of whack! A quick frantic email to Majacraft steered me towards Tracy at Woolly Designs. The flyer assembly is winging it's way across the country for mending and some new parts. I didn't realize until we'd emailed back and forth a few times that my Rose is ten years old! Time flies! According to the serial number mine is the 109th Rose out of the factory! So everything should be good as new and I didn't even need Dr. Torres at Seattle Grace!
I've been working on Cleopatra for my mother's wedding in May. It's her "something blue". I have the two ends done and am working on the middle part. It's almost mindless knitting now. I have to pay just enough attention.
I used the warping board to wind a warp of Webs 8/2 Cotton/Linen for some simple towels. The weft will be white. Boring I know, but I'm easing into it. I find that I do the weaving stuff in very short increments. I'll wind the warp, let it set for a week or so, sley the reed, let it set for a week or so, thread the heddles. By then I'm ready to weave. I'm anxious to see how these towels turn out.
Dan and Daniel are away this weekend for Daniel's Confirmation Retreat. It's a good bonding experience and Dan had a very rough work week, so I think it'll do him some good as well. It's just Joe and I. We went out for dinner and worked on his Valentine "mailbox" using this idea for his party at school. It's not easy finding Valentine projects for a nin-year old boy. Most are too "girly" for my little he -man so this fit the bill perfectly. His teacher has started complaining about how Joe gets football into everything he does. This ought to just thrill him to death. lol. Even on Joe's last at-home project, an electrical experiment, Joe made a Dallas Cowboys football stadium and then strung it with Christmas lights that he restrung to batteries. The teacher said that for every time Joe used the word "football" he had to use the word "electricity. lol. Hey, whatever motivates him to learn....