Jeri Brock purchased from The Spinning Loft. The fiber is some merino top that I dyed a couple years ago. This is such a sweet little spindle and a perfect companion to my Jenkins Turkish Spindle. I love them both!
Just noticed that this is the first proper blog post for July. There have been fiber happenings, but like most of the central U.S. it has been unbearably hot.
There is a beamed warp....
patiently waiting for me to thread it through the heddles and reed:guild dye day. In fact this is the warp I'm painting in the photo. It will be a scarf woven in an 8 harness false damask twill.
Last Thursday our Cross Borders Weavers group met to get ready for the Michigan League of Handweaver's conference coming up in a couple of weeks. Our hostess, Marilyn graciously supplied a synthetic indigo dye vat for us. I over dyed some slub cotton warp chains and skeins, but the pictures aren't coming out right now. Perhaps once they start moving onto the loom they will be more photogenic.
And I am still knitting on Devonshire. I've decided to ignore the color variations for now and decide what to do once the garment is finished. Maybe washing will make a difference....maybe not. Maybe it will just be a casual jeans sweater. Time will tell.
I've also been doing a lot of reading, but you can check in on that at my LibraryThing link.
The next few weeks promise to be quite busy...and hot. Hopefully the activity will create blog fodder.
Any dream interpreters out there? Yesterday morning I woke up dreaming that our garage was almost empty (yep, that was a dream alright!) and in it was a huge kangaroo hopping around and throwing a snow shovel around like a javelin. I was clearly stumped on what to do about that kangaroo, so I woke up.
Any clues on what my subconscious was trying to tell me? Or maybe it's just the heat.....