why we're not leaving the house today
it's really dangerous driving, but it's safer than safe to just sit at home in pajamas and do stuff.
here are some of the things I want to do:
- finally play with my new Inkle Loom. the unbelievably sweet Denny gave this to me after we returned from SOAR earlier this fall
along with beautiful handmade shuttles
gifted to me by my sweet friends.
[i got really into the inkle weaving class at SOAR, so much so that i took it two days in a row. here is what i made on the last day:
a little woven band. nothing extraordinary, but damn, it was fun to do.]
i was stunned by the gift of this loom from Denny [it came from out of the blue, and i can't thank her enough!], and have been thinking about what i'll do with it since the moment it arrived. i've got a book on inkle weaving and stocked up on perle cotton at JoAnn's, so i think a little warping is in the cards for today. maybe something a little wider? woooooot!
- now that emergency chanukah knitting is complete, i am leisurely finishing up a few little things that need doing. one took a day and is for someone who reads this blog, so shhh. the other will take a bit longer, but it's so enjoyable [a 2nd djevellue cap, this time for hub's friend's new grandbaby] and looks so deeply cool when finished. [this is the first one i did that's been gifted to my new 2nd cousin Noah]
- i might have mentioned the new wheel that now lives with me. i want to get to know it much, much better. :-)
- i want to start doing things with my handspun, but that may take more percolation time. i don't feel quite ready yet.
oh, there are other things, and most of them involve garbage bags and big recycling bins and trips to the goodwill drop-off depot, and despite how i feel before i start actually doing what needs doing, i know that after it's all done, i'll feel so much lighter.
i'm also making lists [i can hear Jillian cheering in the distance] and working to actually cross things off them, too. it's all good.
right now, i'm going to get warped. see you later.