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What a warp for pebble weave should look like…

I started a new band today, meaning I started on the actual weaving part today. I’ve been working on the warping part for two days already.

Let me explain.

I wanted to try a patterned band with two close colors, in this case gold and a reddish-brown. I’ve seen fabrics done that way before. You can see the pattern that’s been woven in, but rather than popping out at you, it’s understated. If you’re standing thirty feet away, you might not notice the pattern, but as you get closer, it first starts to look like texture, then, closer still, and it resolves into a pattern that you can see. It strikes me as elegant that way; I don’t know why. But I wanted to try it.

The problem I had was that I didn’t want to do it on my inkle loom. I’ve been working my way up to wider and wider pebble weave bands…I had forgotten how much I love pickup weaving, and I’ve learned so much more about it since picking up the books I mentioned in the last post. So the width I was going to try was a good bit wider than what I had been doing before, and I knew the inkle pegs weren’t really long enough for it. It would take the warp, sure, but the threads would be running close to the edges of the pegs, and the second I had to advance the warp, I would have to contend with threads falling off, which I did not want to do. And Moya still has a warp on her, so that wasn’t an option either.

Work finally in progress

But my Big Wave didn’t have a warp on, and was more than capable of what I was planning, so I got started creating the warp. As I’ve been working in the living room, not the studio, in order to spend time with the family, I didn’t want to deal with the warping board. Not even the smaller one. My solution was to use the dragon inkle to create the warp. On the surface, great idea. In execution, not so much. For one thing, I warped it as an inkle, which means I didn’t have the warp cross, so when I took the warp off to put on the Wave, what I wound up with was a mess. I was still optimistic though. It wasn’t a huge warp, only 48 ends. I could fix this, right?

Uh…no. I could not.

After several hours of rather inventive cursing on my part, I called it quits. I was just going to have to use the smaller warping board and start over from scratch.

Having to throw out perfectly good yarn without ever even having used it makes me angry with myself. And maybe “perfectly good” is really the wrong way to think of it, because by the time I gave up on it, it was a snarled up mess. I cut it off the loom, very gently placed the loom on the hearth in front of the fireplace, very gently placed the inkle in the studio, very pointedly did not swear or hurl anything against the wall, and walked away till morning.

In the morning, I pulled out the small warping board and proceeded to create the warp properly, and then moved it to the Wave. Here’s where things became more adventurous: I had never warped the Wave for inkle weaving before, only for tablet weaving, wherein the heddles are the tablets, and where the warp doesn’t go straight from the front beam to the back, at least I don’t do it that way. For me, tablet weaving on the Wave involves the warp going from the back beam, over the castle, and down to the front beam. For inkle weaving, though, actual heddles are required, and they’re present on the loom, which carries two harnesses. Well, I also didn’t want to use both harnesses, since this wasn’t going to be a plain weave project. Most of pebble weave seems to involve a high amount of pickup weaving, or warp manipulation. Before each pick, I spend a minute using my hands to sort through the warp strings. This one comes up from the bottom shed, that one drops down, that one gets skipped…It’s a challenge!

I decided one harness was enough. 24 strings went through heddles, the rest went between the heddles. Hooray! Tied on and ready to go. I started weaving a couple of plain weave rows, and then realized I had done something wrong.

In pebble weave, with certain sheds, the shuttle should enter from the left, and with the second shed, you should be entering from the right. Somehow, I had it reversed, which might have actually worked for a left-handed weaver. And while I am left-handed, one thing you come to grips with as a lefty early on in life is that almost nothing is created with left hand instructions. As it happens, Laverne’s books do give an explanation for lefties, but I’ve gotten so used to following directions for right-handed people that sometimes, it’s easier for me to wrap my head around doing things that way than trying to do it in mine.

This was one of those times. For lefties, the pattern is read from right to left. For everyone else, left to right. And after years of reading left to right, for me, it’s impossible to read text normally, switch to reading right to left, and back again for more text. I could not do it. In the end, I adjusted my warp with popsicle sticks and finally got it right. This morning, I was finally able to get started!!

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Warped for the third time!

I’ve given up counting the days. Well, okay, I never really started counting. There is simply Q time, and BQ time (Quarantine and Before Quarantine).

I find ways to keep busy and make up for my lack of focus. I’m pulling out things that I’ve wanted to do, but haven’t gotten around to. I finished, sort of, the Dragon Breath strap on my smallest inkle loom. I say “sort of”, because it’s more like I called it and cut it off after the gazillionth time screwing up the turning sequence and being unable to figure out — for hours — what I did wrong. Then I chose to actually warp the loom for inkle weaving, which I haven’t done in a long time. I’d forgotten how much fun it is to inkle weave, and how portable it is. I ended up warping it three times. The first time, I completely messed up the warping and had to cut it off. The second time, I made a mistake in the pattern and threaded it incorrectly, but I soldiered on anyway. Further on, I discovered that I had also mis-warped it again, slightly, and all forward progress on the warp was frozen. At that point I cut it off, and re-warped it a third time. Finally, it was perfect. But I was using a heavier yarn than I ever have before, which worked out well, but also worked up fast. I finished the strap within a day.

Finished strap, finally!

I’ve now warped it for something new. Six or seven years ago, I ordered a book about Andean Pebble Weave. The weaving is beautiful, but I never got around to actually doing anything to learn it. The author then published several more e-books that were on Patternfish, and I ordered all of those, but I really don’t like having digital craft books. For crafts, I much prefer hard copy. It’s much easier to flip back and forth.

Then Patternfish closed its site, so I contacted the author to see if the rest of the books were available in hard copy, and they were, so I got those a year or so ago. Still didn’t do anything with them. Well, as of today, they’re in use. I warped the inkle for the first practice project in the first book, using some fairly thin mercerized cotton. I’m kind of wishing I had opted for a larger size of yarn, because as I’m doing this, the strap in progress is tiny, as you can see from the picture. The penny is for scale.

The pebble weave is dependent on warp manipulation, like pick up weaving, which is why I wish I’d used a larger yarn. But I’m actually starting to get it now, and by the time I actually finish with this strap, I should be ready to try another one. I’m actually going to try to stick to two projects right now: the crocheted blanket, and the pebble weave strap.

The pebble weave is actually helping me to focus a bit better, too. It’s just challenging enough to keep my brain from overloading. Of course, I say that now, when it will probably become a good bit more challenging as time goes on. If it keeps me grounded because I’m learning something new, that’s great!

First Andean Pebble Weave project. Tiny!!!

The nice thing about it, too, is that the books are so well written and photographed at each step, which has helped so much. I read another tutorial on pebble weave that was less detailed, and it was like reading gibberish. I couldn’t wrap my head around it at all. Five minutes with the other book, and I was warping up.

If you’re interested in learning pebble weave, I highly suggest Laverne Waddington’s books. Since Patternfish closed down, she moved them to Taproot, and you can buy either the digital copies, or the paper copies. I can promise you won’t be disappointed, and Laverne is very accessible too, being in weaving groups on both Ravelry and Facebook.

Well, it’s time to get dinner on the table, and then I’ll be back on my loom! Have a wonderful evening!

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It’s coming along!

I honestly don’t know how long the quarantine has been running now. I think we’re two weeks in, but I’m not sure. Having the kids home and constantly arguing with each other or with me has made the time feel much longer, especially now that hubby is working. He primarily works third shift, so in many ways I feel like a single parent, because when the kids are up and active, he’s asleep, and vice versa. Of course, Aneira is now a full-blown teenager, which means she would prefer not to roll out of bed until 4 pm, and there is a ton of drama and angst. I swear, I don’t remember my teenage years being quite this Daytime Emmy. I could be wrong, but I don’t think they were.

My only sanity has been yarn and all things fiber arts. Life has just changed so much, so quickly. Never did I envision a time where ordering groceries would net so little. I’ve been to every grocery store within twenty miles, and can’t find meat of any kind, unless you count the expensive crab legs and shrimp that are currently quite plentiful and quite impractical. Snack food I can find in plenty as well, but beef, chicken, and pork are in fairly short supply, not to mention the ongoing toilet paper hoarding that just boggles the mind.

And currently, we have our dogs blowing their coats out. Sif started a week ago, Valkyrie is starting now, which means Vanir and Thor will also be starting soon. There is hair absolutely everywhere. There is nowhere safe. Even the leather sofa is covered in the stuff. This is why I overruled the hubs and bought leather furniture in the first place: easy to brush off.

The blanket is coming along very well, and I’m actually enjoying making it a lot. It’s three inches tall now, which doesn’t sound like a lot, and ordinarily it wouldn’t be. Usually, when I crochet something like a blanket, it’s in double crochet. This blanket is done in single crochet, which means it’s going to take longer to make, and it’s 322 stitches wide.

I initially thought that all of the yarns in the box were gradient oriented and just started out to do the blanket that way, picking up the little skeins in order of how they were placed in the box. I quickly found out they weren’t all boxed that way, but I’m continuing to pick them up in order. It works for me this time around. Next time–and I’ve already decided there will be a next time, because I’m enjoying this too much not to do it again–I will take all the skeins out of the box and put them into a gradient order. I think I’d also like the 3D strips to be closer together as well, so I’ll try a different multiple then. But I might also experiment with doing it in a different way so that it goes a little faster. Single crochet is going to take forever. I’ve been at it for several days, and, as I said, it’s only about 3 inches in height. This, though I’ve been at it for several hours at a time while supervising Bryony through online schooling. Well, at least it’s fun!

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Several rows of Apache Trail of Tears in Scheepjes Catona.

The governor of North Carolina has issued a statewide “shelter in place” order, effective this coming Monday. Not that we weren’t pretty much doing that anyway, but now it’s official, and it’s a class 2 misdemeanor if you don’t follow it. Not a problem; I have every intention of following it. But sanity, what little of that I can claim, is now seriously lacking, what with the girls home until at least May 15th, and having to homeschool Bryony.

I have learned that I am not cut out to be a teacher. I’ve always respected them, but my respect has increased since dealing with Bryony’s schoolwork. She knows exactly what buttons to push to piss me off, and does so every chance she gets. I know she doesn’t behave like this at school, at least not with adults, but at home, when it comes to schoolwork, it is the stuff of nightmares. Teachers have twenty or more children to deal with per class. I can barely tolerate my one. If I had to go into a classroom to teach, I’d be out of work in less than a week. I don’t know how they do it. My hat is off to them!

As you can see, retaining my temper and staying out of prison is key at this point. To that end, I’ve got a number of works in progress going. As mentioned previously, there’s the attempt at soutache, a weaving project, and a spinning project. I’ve added another one, as if I didn’t give myself enough already. But there’s a blanket pattern I really, really love, and I’ve wanted to try it for a couple of years. And it so happens that I also have this box of Scheepjes Catona cotton. There are 109 little skeins of yarn, the entire colorway, and they’re perfect for this blanket, which has what I consider an odd name: Apache Trail of Tears. It’s odd, because historically speaking, the Cherokee move west to Oklahoma is called the Trail of Tears. I’ve never heard anything Apache referred to by that name, except for this blanket pattern.

Educational note for those interested: Cherokee and Apache are the European names for the nations. They don’t call themselves by those names. The Cherokee call themselves Tsalagi. The Apache call themselves Inde.

Anyway, I’ve started the blanket after watching several tutorials on it. I had to do that, because for some reason, anything that involves front post crochet is difficult for me, which means waffle stitch and this blanket, among others. I don’t exactly hate front post crochet, but it’s not my favorite thing to do either, simply because it never seems to look right when I do it. I’ve seen other crocheters do it, and it looks perfect. The front post stitches are absolutely ramrod straight, where mine are invariably curved or diagonal or some other nonsense. And I have a lot of trouble keeping track of which stitches to skip because I’ve crocheted around a post. The good thing about this particular pattern is that once you’ve got the first row of “tears” (ie front post crochet) done, every row thereafter, the post goes next to the one from the previous row, so I don’t need the stitch markers, or to keep track of too much. The repeat is an odd number of stitches, as in odds/evens, not strangeness. I chose to do mine as a repeat of 7, so it’s six single crochet, then a triple crochet tear, and it continues that way across the row. Since I know where the next tear is going to be, I count backward six stitches from that point to my most recent tear, instead of moving it aside to see what stitch to skip. It seems to work better for me that way.

I’m truly loving the Scheepjes Catona. I really wish the larger skeins were available locally! The skeins in the Color Pack boxes are tiny, 10 grams each, which works out to 25 meters of yarn per skein. I’m horrible with math, so I couldn’t even begin to tell you what that is in our American math system, and I’m not even going to try. Suffice it to say, it’s not as though you can use a single skein to make something like a scarf. My blanket is 322 stitches across, so I’m doing one row in each color. I do still have yarn left in the skein at the end of the row, but I don’t know that there’s enough to make it across a second row. I guess I’ll find out after I’ve done 109 rows, then I’ll pick up some of the leftover yarn and try to get across a second row!

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Silk roving hanging off Anansi.

I did get that warp on the loom, finally, and made five placemats with it. They aren’t as perfect as I’d like, particularly as I forgot to count the picks, so was going by measuring only, but they’re not horrible. I also didn’t leave enough room between mats, which is another thing I’ll remember to do next time I have a large warp. So, I’m not going to put the photos up.

I’m now giving thought to what I want to do next. I want to get two warps going, one on my Flip, and one on the Mighty Wolf, and I also want to try out overshot weaving. So I’m doing some thinking about it. I’ve gotten the warp onto the Flip, but haven’t figured out what I’m going to do with the Mighty Wolf. In the meantime, I dragged out my book on crocheting socks. I’d wanted to try that out for a long time, so I decided to do it while in between weaving projects. I made two pairs, and was actually very happy with both of them. The second pair was yoga socks, so they have neither heel nor toe, and that actually made them a bit difficult to crochet, because one side of the heel begins with a long chain, and getting the chain to be loose enough is the problem. Mine are both a bit tight, though the second one is looser than the first. If I opt to make them again, I’ll need to make them looser still. But they were fun to make.

First pair of crocheted socks

I have silk spinning on Anansi. That’s what I’m doing as I try to figure out what to weave next. When I started this entry, coronavirus was not quite as prevalent as it is right now. Or maybe I should say, it wasn’t known in the US to be the threat we now know it to be. Now, all of the schools in North Carolina are closed for the next two weeks, and the children will be home, which means finding something to do is now a necessity!!!

I guess it’s a good thing I have so much yarn…I have a feeling I’m going to be using quite a bit of it!

Crocheted yoga socks

While the children are thrilled to be out of school, they’re also bored being confined to the house. Hubby has to work, which isn’t making things any easier. Because of my medical history, I’m immunocompromised, so I’m extremely reluctant to have company or be company nowadays. Social distancing is the new watchword. So Facebook sees a lot of me when I feel the need to be social now!

Besides spinning, I’ve been entertaining the kids by making slime, and of course there are the normal chores that need to be done every day. I was surprised at how much fun I had making slime. I’d never done it before, and the word “slime” does not exactly imply fun to me, but it was. We actually made two batches of normal slime, and one of fluffy. Two batches, we used a few drops of essential oils to scent them. My fluffy slime smells like cloves, which has good memories for me, but the kids don’t like the scent. C’est la vie!

When I began this post, I hadn’t finished spinning the silk, but it is now done and skeined. It isn’t my best effort, although, for not having used my wheel in three years, I think it’s pretty good. But the consistency is, in reality, pretty bad. In some places, it’s the thickness I wanted, but in most others it’s either too thick, or too thin, and when plying it, it broke a couple of times. All in all, while it could be worse, it could also be much better. In hindsight, I really shouldn’t have started with silk, although it’s one of my favorite fibers to spin. I have a tote absolutely full of different types of silk waiting to be spun. I also have a lot of much less expensive merino that I probably should have spun first. From a financial standpoint, it’s much more forgiving!

Spun, plied, and skeined silk

After skeining the silk on my niddy-noddy this evening, I went on a hunt through my totes to see what I could use for practice, and came across a bag that I’d forgotten about: a bunch of roving purchased from a well-known, foreign, online website. This bag was purchased roughly three years ago, and is full of tiny bags of roving. It is also the crappiest roving I’ve ever had the dubious pleasure of touching. Aneira is not a spinner, but she touched this stuff and one of the merino rovings I purchased from an LYS here, and she could feel the difference in quality. This stuff feels horrible in the hand. As in, you wouldn’t want anything you made from it close to your skin. But it is good for one thing: practice!!!

Sif investigating the really cheap roving!

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While I try to organize the studio so that I can actually use it well, it’s good that some of the things I do are a lot easier to be done nearly anywhere. About the easiest thing to carry around with me is tatting. I keep a loaded shuttle, small crochet hook, and a picot gauge in a tiny Ziploc bag. I can chuck it into a purse and take it with me wherever I go, or just go into the living room and tat while we all watch tv.

Chain maille, crochet, and knitting are easy to move around as they don’t require a lot either, although crochet and knitting are quite a bit bulkier and require their own bags apart from a purse, in order to carry a skein of yarn. Chain maille is another I can do a small go kit for, since all I need for that is a two pairs of pliers and a supply of rings in whatever metal I’m working in at that moment. Pliers are still bulkier than a tatting shuttle, but not as bulky as a skein of yarn.

Having at least some portability is great, because I would lose my mind if I was completely unable to do anything until the studio is done to my satisfaction!

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Rings for a basic amamani puzzle ball

I’ve been searching for things to make to stock my Etsy store, small things that work up quickly while I’m still creating larger items, so that I have an inventory ready to go. And I decided to give a look-see at one of my affiliate ads, the one for amamani puzzle balls. These things are adorable!!! So I ordered the pattern book. Yup, snagged by my own ad, thus the title of this post. But I couldn’t help it.

I found a free pattern for the basic ball on the author’s blog, Look What I Made, and gave it a shot. The crochet part is fairly easy, especially if you’re familiar with making amigurumi figures. Assembling and stuffing it was a little bit more difficult, but not enough to put anyone really off the idea. It took me two days to create the ball, pretty much non-stop crocheting. And for my first effort, I think it came out pretty well. There were a couple of mistakes that I found after the whole project was done and assembled, but overall I like it and enjoyed making it, and the time frame is pretty much in line with what it takes me to make spa cloths, so not bad at all.

This particular ball is going to my friend’s son, who is two. I figure that’s a good age for this type of puzzle, so we’ll see if he likes it. I’ve already started another tester ball for another two-year-old boy. Yes, I enjoyed making it that much. Amigurumi patterns challenge me and keep my brain engaged, but not so much of a challenge that they make me want to give up, which is key for me. I occasionally run across things that intrigue me and I want to try them, then discover that the challenge level is beyond my abilities, try it anyway, and get irritated and never touch them again. I haven’t yet had that problem with amigurumi. They’re just challenging enough.

The completed amamani ball

The biggest issue I run into with amigurumi type patterns is matching the crochet hook to the yarn I’m using. With amigurumi, you use a hook one size smaller than the one recommended on the yarn label, so that the holes are tighter and the stuffing doesn’t show. I used the hook and yarn sizes recommended on the amamani pattern, but I’m trying a smaller hook on the second ball. I just want to see if that will work better for me.

I’ve pulled out all of my amigurumi books to start making things, and my kids are already after me to make little toys for them! I guess I can’t complain…it’s nice that they appreciate the things I make. Bryony dragged around the receiving blankets I made when I was pregnant with Aneira for years, until they fell apart. She wouldn’t be parted from them. She was like Linus in the Peanuts comics, except she had two security blankets. She wouldn’t sleep without them, and would have a fit anytime they had to be washed. Nine times out of ten, they went through a quick wash cycle and never made it into the dryer before they were back in her hands. They finally disintegrated from all the love last year. By then, they were twelve years old, so they held up pretty well! When we moved into the new house, we found two more blankets I’d crocheted at the same time, one of which was incomplete. Guess whose bed they’re in now.

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Beautiful interchangeable crochet hooks

The PIP and I have decided to put some focus on my Etsy store, which has been empty for years now. So we’re going to build up inventory, starting with crocheted items by me, and woodwork items that he makes–and he’s very good. We won’t get the store going until we have more than one or two items to put in it, so it’ll be awhile!

That being said, I do have to rave about these crochet hooks I bought from Toplyfiberarts  not too long ago. Yep, same place I got the dragon loom. This set is gorgeous, and easy on the hands. I’ve had them for a little while now, and hadn’t used them because, well, weaving. But I already had a C2C blanket started a few months back, and if I’m going to get the store running, well, it’s time to get back to that project, yeah? So as hard as it is not to weave right now, I steeled myself and went back to the blanket, using these hooks, and wow. Changing the hooks out is easy as pie. As you can see, the set comes with six hooks, sizes C through H, with five stored in the case, and one stored in the handle itself. The box is very sturdy cardboard, I think, and the flap is magnetized to keep it closed.

I’m a little weird, in that I’ve always crocheted with my fingers right up on the hook, so I’m teaching myself to work with my hands farther back, where they should be and never are. Breaking long-time habits is difficult, to say the least. But there would be no point to the handle if I crochet the way I normally do! I only wish more sizes were available!

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I don’t know what I want to do tonight. I’m sitting in my little studio, staring at Pinterest, and I don’t know what I want to do. I’ve got three bands in various stages of weaving on three different looms, and I’m looking at other patterns for another band. I’m also looking at tatting patterns, because it’s been awhile since I picked up a shuttle and my fingers are itching for one. I’ve also got two blankets on crochet hooks that could use some work, and I saw some interesting crochet stitches on Pinterest too.

And then there’s Valkyrie, with whom I’ve made some strides today and who is just cute as a button, and I want to play with her too. And Vanir has been very lovey-dovey since Valkyrie arrived, so cuddling him is a must, too. And I have to say, I don’t understand how it is that he is still as adorable as a puppy when he is an adult and nearly five years old now. Yeah, my dogs aren’t spoiled or anything!

There are also my adult coloring books, markers, and colored pencils…I could spend some time coloring with my kids. There’s so much I could be doing, so much I want to do, and can’t figure out which want is greater than the others! Sigh. So I think what I’m going to do is read more of Tablets at Work. I need to know more about how tablet weaving really works. I’ve made so many mistakes with the strap on the dragon loom that it’s not funny. If I lose my place, I generally end up cutting the weft thread and pulling it out back to the beginning of the pattern repeat, because I can’t figure out how to unweave it without compounding the problem. So studying is probably the best idea. It’s not like the book isn’t interesting, because it absolutely is, it’s just that I’d rather be doing than reading. Sometimes, though, you can’t jump ahead like that, and this is one of those times.

 

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Tablet weaving loom

The last two days have been spent looking for information on 6-hole, hexagonal tablet weaving cards. I bought a set from Ampstrike about six years ago that I never used. The most common tablets are the 4-hole, square cards, and I’ve got those too. The square tablets, if labeled, generally are done ABCD clockwise around the tablet, so those were easy to do on the wooden cards. But every image I had found of the hexagonal tablets didn’t show any labels, and I wasn’t sure if they were done clockwise or not, so I couldn’t label mine until I knew, and I’d really like to use them to warp the beautiful tablet weaving loom I bought from chuckjones over the summer, which had gone directly into storage until we moved. Now it’s out, and I’ve found it, and I want to use it, of course!

It’s a good thing I waited to find out, because I’ve discovered that the 6-hole tablets are usually labeled counterclockwise ABCDEF. And I’ve been on the very-dangerous Pinterest looking for patterns to try. There are quite a few, every one in Spanish. Unfortunately, my Spanish has suffered over the years since leaving New York. The dialect I speak is Puerto Rican Spanish, but I spent sixteen years living in Arizona, where the dialect spoken is Mexican Spanish, which is very mixed with Aztec, depending on how far south in Mexico the person you’re talking to came from. After my arrival in Arizona, I learned very quickly not to admit that I spoke Spanish, because the dialects are so different from each other that I couldn’t understand it. So now, although I can still speak it (ish), and read it, unless you speak to me very slowly, I don’t understand much anymore. And there are words that I never did know. I never came across them before, because they’re related to weaving, which I wasn’t doing until six years ago, long after my language skills went to hell in a handbasket. The good thing is, because the patterns are written out and diagrammed, I can probably muddle through.

Probably.

So the tablets are all ready to go. In hunting for the labeling, though, I came across some laser-cut, wooden tablets at Wulfenbahr Arts that are fabulous. Pricy, but fabulous. They have both the 4-hole square and the 6-hole hexagonal. They’re gorgeous, and I may have to get some of each just because. You know, wooden tool fanatic that I am.

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Freshly labeled tablets

And, of course, I also need to start another wire crochet choker for Aneira. This time I’ll let her choose the color, although since she thinks she’s goth or emo or whatever the word is today, she’ll probably want it in black, which isn’t currently in my inventory. And I still need to move the floor loom into my area so we can see how well it fits…or not. It isn’t a Leclerc Artisat, like I thought. It’s a Leclerc Nilus. The only difference is that the Artisat folds, where the Nilus does not. Other than that one thing, it’s the exact same loom. I’d love to trade it for a Mighty Wolf, but until I find someone who wants to trade, I’ve got to put it somewhere. Currently, it’s sitting in front of the entertainment center, partially blocking the television.

Well, it’s 5:30 here, so I’d better get off the computer and get to cooking dinner before my family expires of starvation. Have a good night!

 

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