Oat Culture. The pattern was a gift from Barbara Sue and the yarn was a gift from Theresa at Camp Runamuck. She had offered stash yarn in return for a donation to SPCA. She must have sent close to two dozen skeins. The pattern for this tunic called for the yardage of five balls, but I didn't put the lace on the armholes so barely used the 5th.
I have come to think of weaving dishtowels as equivalent to mindless knitting. It's so soothing to sit down and weave for an hour and have a zen moment. One of the ladies from my book club emailed me for more dish towels. She bought a couple at one of the craft fairs and loved hers - wanted to gift some. From the 120 I have woven since May, I've sold 110. They just took on a life of their own. I gifted three so the seven in my Etsy store are it, until I pull these Harvest Field towels off.
I just ordered the Singer Fabric Steam Press from Costco. I was reading Costco Connection this morning at breakfast and thought, that's exactly what I need - a mini-mangle! One review said they used it to press saris - has to work for towels. I had just enough in Paypal to cover it and it will make my life so much easier. I'll be able to press the towels in an instant. As it is now, it takes forever and they're still not wrinkle free. I know they'll become like chamois but wrinkled towels are not a good selling point.
And I had an email from Shirie. I'm going to new employee orientation Monday morning, which gets me one step closer to being in school libraries.
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