There have been some great suggestions about the funny-looking fabric from Laura, Marion, Kerstin and Alison: all have different ideas about what it might be! Next time I go to my class I will take along a magnifying glass — and perhaps a tapestry needle so I can do a little probing…
My three-layer warp seems to be much longer than I was expecting. Funny how that happens; I guess I was more economical in my sampling than I thought. I’ve been finishing it off with some more advancing points in bright blue wool (well, if you’ve got three bright colours already, you might as well have four) but it still isn’t finished.
I daresay you’ve noticed that I like a lot of colour in my colour, but sometimes I like a neutral palette too: not so much on the loom, but definitely around the house. Back in February I posted a picture of our new bedside rugs…
…and at last we have the curtains to go with them. We have been without curtains for more than a decade, and have been relying on the old shutters instead. This was not very good either for us or for the shutters, but curtains are an awfully big commitment and we take our time thinking about these things. And yet, for all that thinking, after 12 years we now have… Plain Brown Curtains.
No, I didn’t make them. Various people have expressed shock at this failing in textile-related domesticity on my part, but I really don’t want to wait another 12 years which is roughly how long it would take me to get around to it. I can manhandle large quantities of fabric when required, but it is hardly a joy. Sometimes it is nice to pay someone else to make things.
In other neutral-coloured news I am finally making progress with my wavy socks, i.e. I have got beyond the first two inches without ripping it out. In fact I have got all the way past the heel on Sock Number One, although this picture was taken slightly earlier.
My extra heddles have arrived at last, but so has some more purple yarn. Not sure which I will tackle next.