It’s a Catch Up Kind of Day

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” – Albert Einstein

This has been a busy week for me and one that has gone by like the speed of light.  I will confess not much happened this week in the way of being creative, but I have managed a little knitting and a smidgen of weaving.

On my needles ….  

I work from home and while I am on the phone servicing the associates for the company I work for, I like to keep my hands busy with knitting.  For this type of knitting I choose “mindless knitting projects”,  which means very simple knitting that doesn’t take much thought.

This weeks knitting project has been Oats by Tin Can Knits in the last of my stash of Fibra Natura Inca Tweed in Navy.  I know this is a very “beginners kind of project” but again, for knitting on the job I like things that don’t require much effort but keep my hands busy.   Once this cowl is complete I will have a set of knitted goodness to wear as I have already made the matching mitts and hat.

On my little loom

I have slightly paused on my little loom weaving project but plan to finish it up over the weekend or even next week.  I am adding a cross design in the middle using my handspun undyed Falkland.  Using my own handspun for this project has been so rewarding and it really is perfect for weaving!

I really like this little loom by Schacht and plan to use it for more small projects, woven art and wall hangings.   With this is in mind,  I am very excited that Rebecca Mezoff has a book coming out this year, “ The Art of Tapestry Weaving: A Complete Guide to Mastering the Techniques For Making Imagines with Yarn.” I love Rebecca’s style of weaving.  She is so creative and her tiny woven pieces are pure works of art. Another artist that I admire in the weaving world is Sarah Swett.  Sarah’s pieces are absolutely gorgeous and her weaving truly inspiring.  If you don’t know who these two weavers are, check out their websites (names are directly linked to their sites).

On my larger loom ….

I brought out my Schacht Flip Loom that I purchased last year and haven’t really used since I bought it.  Honestly I think it was because I was slightly intimidated by weaving but have since over come that fear.  I warped the loom yesterday with Peaches and Cream cotton yarn in white and lime.  I am attempting my first go at making a towel.

I already have noticed that I may have used the incorrect dent size but again this is a learning project and a learning experience.  The main part of this project is to have fun and to enjoy what I’m doing, and at the same time learn how to weave properly.

Upcoming adventures

This coming week I am planning a trip to my favorite LYS in Prescott, Fiber Creek,  (here in Arizona about an 1 1/2 hour drive from my home).  I am so excited as they are re-opening for business and I can’t wait to pop in and pick up a few items for my weaving endeavors.

The last two months have been rather challenging, and while I am mostly a home body, I do enjoy (and miss) certain things such as antiquing, dining out and road trips.   We (hubby and I) are on vacation this coming week and we are so stoked about the ability to take a few roads trips around our beautiful state of Arizona.  We both have major cabin fever and with our state re-opening over this weekend through next week, we are super excited to be able to get out and do more things than yard work.

Until next time, be creative!

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