Wednesday, January 19, 2011
White white, everywhere
I have to admit there is a kind of harsh beauty in the Dakota winters. The morning moonshine this morning was amazing. The color of a full moon night in winter is impossible to describe. I tried photos, but, eh... just couldn't capture it.
As much as I kvetch about being tired of winter, I can still appreciate the sun diamonds on snow, or the wind sculptures in the drifts or the moonlit blue nights.
It's just the bone chilling cold!
Tonite I pulled the Structo back out from the corner its been in for the last month. I had warped a scarf to demonstrate on back in the early days of December. After that I haven't looked at the thing.
Once again, I'm learning as I'm doing.
First attempt at a twill weave.
First time using angora rabbit yarn.
I've learned ... I need to learn about floating selvedges. I should probably use thicker yarn... this fine stuff takes forever to show progress! And I really should keep at things because I really lose interest if I set it aside for this long.
I'm not terribly impressed with the looks of this scarf on the loom. I keep reminding myself it's gonna change a bunch when I wet finish it and it'll probably be a nice little cuddly warm scarf. I need to get this finished! ha!