Homesteading In The Pacific Northwest

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Today .. Aug. 19, 2012

I bought a loom!  It's an Ashford 20" Knitter's Rigid Heddle and I am having so mush fun!  FitzGyver claimed my first finished piece, a short scarf (short because one of my warp threads broke and I didn't know how to fix it) in a bright turquoise (Mike's favorite color).  I dyed commercial yarn for the warp and the weft was my own home spun ... Pics to come soon.  My second piece is still on the loom; almost finished.  This morning I'm spinning the yarn for the warp of my next piece ... some nice Corriedale Top that I bought last year from WC Mercantile on Etsy. I should be able to finish a couple hundred yards this morning ... and then I really need to get out into the garden, harvest and process the celery and get some fall veggies in the ground ... more to come ...