Whew..............what a lot of work it has been learning my way around this blog software! It is fun though, watching it all come together. I have spent the better part of the day (when I should have been working), reading other blogs and getting ideas for this one. Crusing thru all of the many blogs can be addicting...LOL!
Now, that I feel that I have a handle on how to use this software, I am moving on to tackle my next project. Last week, I bought a "new to me loom" and I am so excited!! It is a 48" Macomber, 6 harness loom. I had been working on a 36" Schact loom, with 4 harnesses, but felt that the larger size would work better for some of the projects that I am planning. The last thing that I wove on the Schacht was a 35 inch Overshot baby blanket and because in the reed, it was right to the end of my harnesses, I kept snapping selvage threads, which was making me wild. It was time to start researching larger looms...................it didn't take me too long to find the loom that I have always dreamed of having, much to my husband's chagrin. My husband feels as though our home is being taken over by looms, spinning wheels and fiber stashes..haha!!! I will be looking to find a good home for my little schacht. It is too nice of a loom to sit idle for too long.
My first project for the big loom will be a small one, so that I can get familiar with the feeling of the extra harnesses. My Dad has been hinting that he would like a solid black chenille scarf for his Cashmere overcoat.....so perhaps this will be his Christmas present.
So many projects to dream about.........so little time!