I may not have won the big lottery jackpot but I spent money like I was a millionaire this weekend.
That pretty pile of wood in the back of The Mister's car is a Schact Wolf Pup. I was lazing in bed Thursday morning and looking through the Ravelry groups on my Kindle when I saw that someone had this cute little loom for sale in the Northern Virginia area. That's just a short trip around the Beltway from here. The price was right, the location was right and the small size was right-I had the money saved so why not?
The lovely seller was kind enough to send me home with a box of goodies to play with. I had to confess to her that I know nothing-nothing about weaving on this type of loom. She could have sent me home with a pile of lumber and some string and I wouldn't have known the difference.
She also sent me home with some very good advice, which was to get myself over to Craftsy asap. I signed up for a beginner's floor loom class and I am loving it.
For my class homework, I spent yesterday morning pretending that I had a warping board by using the chairs in the dining room. I needed to practice making crosses. It is a lot harder than it looks.
I also practiced tying up my itty bitty warp and chaining it. My first Craftsy project will be a woven pillow cover. As soon as my new warping board and other do-dads show up from the Yarn Barn, I'll be in business for real.