I’m still here, and this is what I have been working on:
On The Queen, my big, old, sturdy hand made loom:
Two scarves at the same time on the JST muted colour warp gamp. I dropped the centre threads, so that the left scarf is predominately warm colours and the right scarf is predominately cool colours. warp is 2/8 cotton, and the weft is silk, sett 16 ends per inch. This is slower than just weaving one at a time, but is plain weave. It probably would have been easier if the pattern/colour order was similar, but it is just a matter of counting two things at the same time, and a lot of stopping to measure. Each scarf is about 9.5 inches wide.
On the Baby Wolf: a wide scarf in six shaft crackle weave:
2.8 cotton warp, silk and cotton weft.
On my spinning wheel, a lovely merino/silk blend. Hand dyed by Smith and Ewe, the colour is called “Winter in Tofino” and showcases the white, grey, green of a moody winter day in this Vancouver Island west coast community.
And knitting a simple pair of socks from yarn hand dyed by Farm Fairy Fibres. This is sock #2, almost finished.
This weekend I attended the market place at the Textile Society of America Symposium where Greater Vancouver Weavers and Spinners had a booth, and then on Sunday went to the great charity yarn sale at Van Deusen Gardens and added to my stash of silk, rayon, and linen with some great bargains. I foresee some fun weaving projects ahead.