Monday, January 30, 2012

Finally a finished project...

I tied off the fringe on this rug last night.  I was going for the random look with the stripes.  (I'm too lazy to plan it all out ahead...I think it turned out ok) 

I took the pup to the vet today to have a lumpy bump and a scaly scab get looked at.  No real diagnosis.  Just watch it.  Kinda hate when that is what to do.  I did ask about his teeth being all full of tarter already.  It was suggested I brush his teeth.  That should be fun!  LOL

I also spent a bit of time on the Newcomb Loom.  I'm making progress!  I have the harnesses on, kinda.  Two of the cords must have been cut at some time and were too short.  I tried to find sash cord, but no luck yet.  The local hardware store didn't have any.  The big stores in big town didn't have it.  And when I asked all I got was a blank stare.  Most people who work at these places are on the youngish side.  Haven't ever seen one of those old windows with the weights inside, I guess.  I'll have to take a look online and see if I can find a source.  I tied two of the harnesses on with some parachute cord I had around, but I can tell it's gonna stretch.

Next to figure out is treadles and lamms.  I've only ever worked on my Union 2 harness before, so this is uncharted territory for me! 

Definately have the winter blues going. I give up way to easy and have a hard time starting anything.  I've always had a bit of a struggle this time of year, but this night shift thing has really magnified it, I think.  We are having beautiful weather this winter.  Thank goodness- not sure what would happen if we had a repeat of last year.

Denim rugs are on the docket.  I want to use up this warp and denim is always popular.

This is the longest I have ever worked on the same warping.  Ever.  It has been close to a year since I wound this on.  Wow.  It used to be I could weave up a beam full of warp in a week!

This thing called work sure does get in the way at times :)

All for now.  JULIE


2 comments:

  1. Work is overrated, but that rug is gorgeous! Hope the pooch makes out OK.

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  2. Hang in there. I've seen pictures of your winters that would make me quail.

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