September 8th, 2021
A little break from winding warp....
I have two naked looms, - one in particular crying out to be dressed. It is squeezed in between my bed and the wall, and it is much more comfortable when it is dressed in a nice warp (as I plan to do - maybe today!) I would rather not hear any complaining at night when I am trying to sleep.........(just in case the loom feels its nakedness when the cool evening breeze blows in the open window)
Anyway, today I am in the middle of winding a lovely grey silk warp, 6 yards long so I will have length for two scarves for sure, and maybe three. I count to twenty and then wrap the ends with a counting thread that follows along from start to finish, I figure on twenty to the inch, which should give me a nice drapey fabric, so round and round we go until I have reached 15, or maybe 16 inches worth - at least three hundred wraps.
It is a smokey day, with the clouds moving up from Washington where I believe the closest fires are burning, - I saw pictures of these fires last night and was so very grateful that British Columbia is not so inflamed (as we have been in past years).
A Covid rebate, - the cheque was normal size, but the amount was small.
I don't think that has anything to do with learning...I stay very close to home these days and don't expose myself to any of the strange germs that may be floating around. Good days to turn my attention to the loom and awaken the creative juices.
Bruce and I spend a lot of time outdoors, - there are lots of blossoms that have seen better days and need to be snipped off. Soon the asters will be in bloom and the garden will turn from the yellow of wall flowers and the golden blooms of the marigold to fall's beautiful purple colours.