Monday, 7 August 2017
Loons, rugs and mindless knitting
I threaded the loom in a diamond twill pattern, knowing that I'd have several viable treadling options. The Shaker style rug was done in a tabby weave. This one, with a recycled duvet cover is the diamond twill. The multi-coloured warp shows nicely on the nearly solid rags.
2 rugs down on the 11 1/2 yard warp. I forgot to write down the length of the first rug, so I've only got a vague idea of what is left to weave off. I'm thinking 3 more rugs at most. I'm weaving hems for all these rugs. It's easy to hem them up on the machine and I think they are more durable than fringed rugs.
The other day the skies opened up with once again, another torrential downpour, with lightning and thunder booming around us. I was in the store filled with fabrics, yarn and craft supplies. While I was there only for some thread and piping cord, a couple of skeins of cotton yarn jumped into my arms as I waited out the storm.
I knew that with the day trips we'd be taking, that a mindless knitting project would come in handy while I was in the passenger seat. I've been knitting dishcloths and I learned something interesting. I can knit the first 3/4 of the dishcloth without any issues. I hardly even have to look down while knitting, except for the decreases on the last half. But, when I get half the decreases done, I need to stop because suddenly I'm looking down too much and I instantly get horribly car sick - as in pull over if I holler. So I've been knitting 3/4 in the car and tucking it away until I get home to finish.