Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Some Actual Weaving

I warped my RH last night. It really felt great to be active at the loom again, I've been knitting a cropped cardi for myself and finally finished it on Sunday just in time to wear for the strappy summer dresses that I tend to live in when the temps reach 90+ around here, I hate summer in Florida, but at least I can now dedicate some evening time to weaving again.

I'm going to weave a table runner and knit some pot holders for my SIL for Mother's day. I'd decided that she was the only person I would create something for this year and I'm going to stick to it, my mom and aunt want purses but the time crunch to get them done will not work for me, I don't want to kill myself to get it done, so I'm not. My hubby finally convinced me of that, he told me "You create because you love it, once you have to , te pones pesada y no hay quien te resiste" (you get cranky and no one can put up with you) we speak Spanglish with the final part of that very exaggerated hand movements and facial expression, LOL. He's right, the minute I have to produce anything on command or demand, I procrastinate and my creative mojo dries up like a shriveled rose in the hot Florida sun and I do get rather cranky and irritated. I know this about myself, I really do, because when I was in college and majoring in Commercial Art and Advertising, one of my professors Mr. Ink (he would sign his work with an inkblot very creatively unique person) told me "your really good kid, but only when you want to be, and in this business you gotta be good all the time if not, your not going to make it", I'm not good all the time only when the mood strikes me, so he was very observant and wise. I warped some cotton and decided that a I would call this one Sea foam table runner it's just what the colors of the ocean looks like when the waves are crashing into the sand and sun is geaming down on the whole beach scene. I want to incorporate some beads within a leno lace, I haven't worked out how I'll do it but I can play with it. I have extra warp on and will get extra fabric I would like to make a few more tissue box covers, which were the intented gifts this year and I'm sticking to it.

This was as much as I got done last night not much to look at, but it felt good and that's half the battle.


Theresa said...

Yay! Weaving and it looks great. Love the colors.
I'm wondering if you can do spanish lace medallions
with the beads. I believe they are hand manipulated and I know a couple of bloggers have done them in their weaving. Maybe Dust Bunnies Under My Loom and Stikke -og vevebloggen ( which is in english too.)
Looking forward to seeing it grow!

Delighted Hands said...

I can relate to the cranky/deadline stuff, too. Great start to some very pretty weaving-good job!

bspinner said...

I know exactly how you feel and that's why I never take orders. I do what I want and if someone wants to buy it fine if not ok too. One of the reason I could never support myself being a fiber artist.

Annie said...

More April colours here! I love the colours of your table runner!