I finished weaving my lap robe on Saturday and twisted fringe while watching NCAA basketball. It's actually pretty easy to twist fringe and watch TV at the same time. I washed and steamed it last night after I got home from work. The fringe is crazy long because Kiernan likes to fiddle with it while watching a movie. We're going to have the kids this weekend.
It took me nearly half a year to spin, dye and weave this, but then I have to stop and realize that my lap robes are starting to pile up like my unworn sweaters. The next thing I weave needs to have one shuttle. I read Laura Frey say that you get your selvedges when you get your rhythm. It's hard to get a rhythm with log cabin. I found some 8/2 cotton upstairs and have reading about Leigh's Ms and Os. I think I'll give that a try.
I followed Mike Avery's advice on feeding my sourdough starter, and as result, my bread is better than it has ever been. I told Mim that I like'd some of her Shetland in colors that I don't have when I have enough bread credits to do the fiber exchange. I love what Leigh is doing with all her colors of Shetland, but I don't want a sweater. I've started spinning Shetland for my next lap robe and would like to incorporate some of Mim's fleece. That's as far as the plan goes for now.
Staying the Course
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