I was surprised today that Eddie joined me in the studio. This is a first for him. Ian and I were talking this morning, realizing that Eddie is just this year starting to show signs of becoming an older dog. Checking the records, I see that he's about nine now. He was a rescue and adores Ian. I was honored to have him join me. This was new.
My frequent companion of course is Charlie. You never know with cats - does he come for the sun or for me? His tiny self recently began to be a bony self. We joked he was Bony Prince Charlie, but because he's a calicivirus carrier, I started to fret that perhaps the virus had become active. We decided to try outdoor food on him for a while. He's gaining weight and becoming more energetic, to the dogs' dismay. It appears we may have been starving Charlie on indoor formula food!
And then there was another thumping of feet on the stairs; Sammie had decided to accom-
pany me, which she does from time to time. I'm trying to develop a studio schedule and apparently the animals are trying to develop one too. My studio is the size of a postage stamp, so large dogs and looms leave SRO.
Ian and I left the studio open to the great room, or I'm sure it would feel penned in to me, though as I look at this picture, I can see things that should have gone into the trash. Cleaning is not on a fun par with weaving.
Not to be left out, scrappy Buster came up for the "action." With no space left, he adopted a berth on the balcony. They must have been bored. Not me. I was listening to podcasts, finishing the warp, chomping at the bit to see what I had put together for the next set of towels.
They are solid warp strips and variegated weft, but the weft isn't as variegated as I would have liked. I'm already thinking about what I want to do for the second towel. Three will be twill and one will be tabby.
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