I gave in. I couldn’t help it, and in my defense I have been thinking about it for several years. But I finally bit the bullet and I am now the proud owner of a 32″ Krominski Rigid Heddle Harp Loom. Nick got up at 6:00 a.m. Saturday and put it together for me. By noon I had it warped and was happily weaving along on fabric for Nick’s Kalimba Bag, considering the knit one was a complete flop. By Sunday evening I had pulled the fabric off the loom, well because I ran out of green yarn.
I also managed to wind my Cascade Indulgence from the Ravelry person into balls, so I’m ready to work on St. Brigid again. Of course I didn’t do any of my work work this weekend because I was too busy playing. But that’s okay, I’ve worked every weekend for the past 6 weeks or so, so I guess I’m entitled to one weekend off.
On the 4-day weekend coming up, I plan to warp the loom again and start my next project. My salvedge edges are a it unevent and I had warp tension issues, but as with anything practice makes perfect.
Norman is settling in very well. He’s been with us 2 weeks now. Him and Django still have their moments, but overall everyone is settling in well. In fact Norman had quite a few couch visits with me. He’s a grand snuggler. Although I think we are going to have to have Django and Abner put on blocks because we have to actually bend over to pet them. It is so effortless to pet Norman he’s at perfect hand height when you are standing. He loves to run around the backyard on his super long leash, and is quite happy when you run with him. No one would ever guess this giant is 11. I think when he leaves though Basil is going to miss him most, he seems to really like having a roommate.
Alright well since I’ve finished my Kalimba Bag Fabric (I’ll post pictures of the final bag once I get it sewn), I’m going to go work on St. Brigid!
Oh I can’t wait for the 4-day weekend. The weaving I plan to do….and knitting to of course. I’ll never forsake my first love, but I’m having fun with my new infatuation. Next post, we have Django hunting rascally rabbits.