Thursday, March 18, 2010


The week is over and it is back to reality time. Pictures of the start, middle (though none of the spinning--will have to take those later), and end of the trip. First photo is from Monterey, Jack's Peak and unfortunately the colors are not true but the the day was glorious and that blue under the sky is the bay. Second pic is the makeshift dye kitchen where the results exceeded the equipment. Last is on the way out of the headlands, again another gorgeous day.

The retreat was wonderful as Judith's classes always are. The weather along the coast was warm and sunny with lots of wildlife to see. Next year I plan on staying for the weaving as well. This year I am off in two days for Portland and a work-related conference, so there was no time. Can hardly wait until August and I get to go back. Camp with wine--who knew being an adult could be so much fun.

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010


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Good friend Una joined me on a wild ride through the storms to Lucerne Valley last Saturday to pickup my treasure. I found this on Craig's List and it was a real bargain. Now to master it in time to take it to camp in August. The warp on it is some cotton something from the previous owner. It is an 8-harness Harrisville with 10 treadles. The best thing about this is that it folds down to 18" and weighs about 60 lbs. I am going to get the wheel kit so that it will travel a bit easier.

I have a color gamp project from Ruth Schooley's stash that I am going to adapt to fit this loom (22") for an initial project. The sampler bit is like swatching to me, do only when your back is to the wall. I have one on the table loom I got in December and will never finish it.


Friday, March 05, 2010


Woman does not live by sheep's wool alone...oh sure. But seriously I do need to escape this world occasionally. Actually more than that if truth be told. Today I found this on the advance copy truck (non-libraryese=free) and since I needed something to read at lunch, grabbed it. The reviews are spectacular and I hope it lives up to the hype as this is not a subject I would have approached on my own as my tastes never seem to run with the popular. I'll let you know how it turns out.


Wednesday, March 03, 2010


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I'm doing this from flickr so it is a bit wonky but this is the scarf knit from Chameleon Colorworks, Black Cherry, Optim. I adapted this stitch configuration from Reversible Knitting. It is very drapey and wide and long just as I like.

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