My husband's garden is looking good! We have eaten peas, red raspberries and now the broccoli is producing. We have had some for dinner and even enough for freezing.
I started warping a cream color wool yarn that I got from Paradise Fibers www.paradisefibers.com and boy does it have a twist. It has so much twist that I am having a time of it just getting it warped and when I take it off the warping board it wants to twist unto itself. Since I am not an experienced weaver and I have never spun anything, I am not sure about this twist. It is twisted this much to add strength to the yarn? Or just to drive me crazy. With this wool I wanted to use some wool selvedges that a friend's daughter brought back from Pendleton Woolen Mills. I think I will try to sew a zig zag stitch down the center of the selvedges, to try to keep them from shedding.
Yesterday we went to Value Villiage and I found a potholder loom with the loops that never had been opened. I hope that my 8 year old grandson might like to weave. I am not sure that the 5 year old will be able to do it, but we will be giving it a try today.
|Fresh from the garden|
|Potholder loom-a 'blast for the past"|
|It has never been opened!|