Seeking Shade in Sunny August

A cool shady spot has been difficult to come by this past July, but here I am in one spot of shade just a few feet from the door of my studio at The Chicken Farm Art Center.  By the way, it's where I've been most everyday in July for most of everyday.  Thank goodness I have an AC that keeps the studio cool. 
   So, now you know the main reason I've once again been an absent blogger. 
Maybe I'll be around more often in August!


July and Summer Yarn

Where did June Go?  That should probably be the title to this post, but truth be known, I know exactly where my time in June went.  It's called a 'JOB', and even though I'm loving my part time job...it certainly hasn't left time to BLOG!  Sad, sad, sad...2 posts in June.  Can't promise July will be any different, but I'll try to at least log in and see what everyone else is blogging about.

So, besides the job and working/playing in Sue's Fiber Arts Studio, I've been crocheting with Summer Yarns.  They are light weight yarns and by using larger crochet hooks and patterns that have a lot of open work the result is perfect for cool summer evenings or as a cover up with Tank T's.  Course, it may be closer to start of fall before we have cool evenings here in Texas.

Here are a few of the Shawlettes...yes, a small version of a Shawl.  I've cleaned out several shelves at the LYS...local yarn shop...of Yarn Bee's Dazzling!  It was on SALE!  Notice the little white specks in the top picture...those are sparkles...so pretty when worked up and gives a bit of bling to the shawls.
Welcome July!!!


Weaving Continues Into June

If I failed to mention in the May Pattern Weaving Posts that the WARP is (white vertical threads) 8 yards long...then I'm telling you now...and WOW...that makes for a lot of weaving!  It's all good though!  I have been able to complete the entire 16 pattern sequences of the Rose Path Sampler Project and still have at least 3 maybe 4 yards of warp left.
     I'm learning a lot about drafting/charting both the threading and treadling patterns.  So let me say from the get go that I am a very visual and hands on learner.  With that said, you can imagine my visual brain sorting out the math calculations for figuring, well...all that math stuff. 
     So 'Charting' it all out and focusing on numbers and rows is good for the brain...or so they say for anyone, but especially for Seniors.     
     Wow, that's a category my brain is still wrapping it's self around.  Still....glad to be able to say I fit that saying...It's never to late to learn new things or the old dog...new tricks thingy.  
     It's a good thing that my loom only has 6 treadles.  Some have as many as 8 and 12....to much math for me...right now at least.
     So, another new thingy for me is the 'Boat Shuttle'.  I ordered 3...red, blue and yellow.  That's it there on the loom with purple yarn on the bobbin.  What a difference it makes in speed and tension.  Right tools....ya know!
This Pattern gets a BIG STAR marked on it for future use. 
It's been my favorite in this Sampler Series....well one of my favs!
Happy June, Ya'll.


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