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.
You go, Girl! Also, get yourself over to Weavolution (www.weavolution.com). 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).ReplyDelete
A Wolf Pup is a perfect gateway drug. ;-) Before long, it will be a 16-shaft computer-aided AVL.
Oh that looks like fun!ReplyDelete
ha haha I love your first sentence today!ReplyDelete
What a treat!ReplyDelete