I knit two more hats since my last post. What a great way to use up stash yarns! There was about 2 inches of red left when I finished the stripes. Waking up this morning and feeling the cold air when I took the dogs out made me realize that I really should have done this earlier. Everyone has been really great about emailing and donating prizes, so thank you. I'll be posting more prize pics shortly.
Many moons ago (at least seven years ago) I had a Schacht Rigid Heddle Loom. The big one with the floor stand and everything. I had all the goodies, too. Tons of books, Handwoven magazines, even videos (no dvds back then). I had fun with it, but I quickly got bored doing plain weave so I sold it. ALL of it. Like a complete moron. I knew that one day I'd get a floor loom. No. Really. I *knew* it. And still, I sold it all.
I think I made two things on it. I bought the kit for this scarf from Hill Country Weavers on a trip to Austin (can't wait to go there again! We'll pass right by it every time we go to Laredo and home again. Weeee!). I also wove a two-color sampler and used that to sew holders for my dpn needles and circs. Forgot to take a picture.
I was beginning to think I'd never get to have my loom. Well the time has come! Remember my friend Daryl from Elann that I finally got to meet in person at Rhinebeck? I'd mentioned wanting a loom and she happened to have a Harrisville 36" 4H/6T for sale. Yeah!! I keep saying there's no room for it here and I won't be able to play with it until we move to Texas, but who am I kidding?! There's no way I'm going to be able to resist. If I have to put it on top of my dining room table (don't worry, I don't think that will really be necessary) I'm weaving *something* on it and I'm using all four heddles!!
My new handy woodworking skills will help in building a warping board and a bench. I already have a bobbin winder and I just resubscribed to Handwoven. How I wish I'd kept all the old magazines and the collections. So just a few items to purchase for now and then I can get started!