Driving to the Moon

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn mornings when I turn on Jomax driving toward Cave Creek, the moon is sometimes hanging in the early light sky – a straight line target smack in front of me.  It makes me feel like I can drive to the moon if I keep going far and fast enough.  And so it’s going with all my projects in work.  The end is a lot closer than it seems. but they are scattered to the point of no focus.  So I am scrambling to get at least the lace shawl done.  You can see the lumpy mess right here.  Lace is always lumpy until it comes off the needles and is blocked.  This is my second pattern with the same yarn – the first pattern was a disaster on wheels.  This one is working out much better.  I have a fighting chance of getting it done this weekend, and out to the victim – I mean recipient – in time.  Fingers crossed!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the meantime  I am STILL working on the piece that was going to be a scarf and may just turn out to be something else. Another life lesson where something has a different idea of what it wants to become versus what you had planned for it.  Two broken threads.  Technically they’re fixed but I can tell where the break occurred.  I have about 60 inches left to weave, and at 20 picks per inch it’s slow going.  At least I like the pattern.  On the whole I am amazed that I was able to get the warp into a good tension, what with working with such thin threads for the first time.  I attribute my success to the tips I picked up from my fellow weavers at the study group weave-ins we’ve been holding.

My other loom has about 2 yards of warp left from the Exploring Shadow Weave workshop I took last week.  It will make a great sample for the Ground Cover project I signed up for.  I have to figure out the best way to finish the edges so that the squares are easily and sturdily sewn together.  All the yarn is bought and project planning is underway.

Believe it or not, in between all this, I am still making it to Jazzercise three times a week and also getting a good hike at least once a week with Denny.

As Peter Pan says – turn at the second star to the right and fly until morning!

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About vairarenbeth

Just another person on the planet earth. My name is Claudia, but I am also known as teacatweaves, and teacatweaver. An escapee from the corporate grind, my husband and I are in a new phase of life. Now I read, weave, spin, urban hike, knit, make bread and pasta from scratch, and discover new and exciting things to my heart's content. One sweet dream is a reference to the Beatles - "...Soon we'll be away from here, step on the gas and wipe that tear away. One sweet dream - be true..."
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