Monday, May 20, 2013

You Can't Take it With You

 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.


  1. You go, Girl! Also, get yourself over to Weavolution ( It's Ravelry for weavers. There's also Chesapeake Weavers Guild or (if you're willing to go a little farther) Potomac Fiber Arts Guild (meets 2nd Saturday a.m. in Potomac, MD).

    A Wolf Pup is a perfect gateway drug. ;-) Before long, it will be a 16-shaft computer-aided AVL.

  2. ha haha I love your first sentence today!