Sunday, March 31, 2024


I was going to write about weaving with fun fur (and why) but instead I'm going to step away from the computer and do a little sock knitting.


Friday, March 29, 2024

Dark and Stormy

On this dark and stormy night ITW Fiber Club shipment for March "Brandish and Bluster" brightens and warms.



Thursday, March 28, 2024

Book Six

Finished listening to Book Five today.

I had planned on taking a little break before borrowing the next audiobook from the library.




But at 32 hours and 43 minutes of listening time and a weekend storm in the forecast - well - woohoo.



Wednesday, March 27, 2024


 So relaxing to be knitting on the socks, going around and around.




Tuesday, March 26, 2024


I gave it a think and decided to reweave the wonky part of the Ena Band: "Award 2024". I still had over 2 yards of warp left and even though each thread had to be knotted individually in the correct color order the 69 threads went fairly quickly and easily.


At first I started playing with different motifs to add to the long sections of floats. But then I would have to redo the "Ena Marston" band so instead I decided to just redo the band with only one space between each number instead of two.


Oops, a typo, the "R" should have been an "A".



It's been a long day but the weaving is done.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Long Floats

So. The two sections of the Ena Band are woven and cut off the loom and, well, I'm not sure I like the way the "2024" came out.

I added extra spaces between the numbers so the bands would be equal in length but this made the floats long and the numbers - to me- are wonky, especially the number four.

 I will need to sleep on it and give it a think.



Saturday, March 23, 2024

Spell Checker

The first section of the Ena band is complete.



A typo would be a real bummer.


Friday, March 22, 2024

Out of the Blue

Today was sunny, calm, and cool. An uneventful day till an oak experienced sudden branch drop,

Imagine our surprise to hear the thud and the loud settling rustle of leaf-heavy branches. Imagine our dismay to see the size of the limb that could easily crush.


For the rest of the day we made sure to spend our time under a treeless sky.


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Swatch Five

I tweaked Swatch #4, made new heddles, and started warping.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Swatch Four

The first day of spring snuck up on me today. It was beautiful outside but I spent most of my day indoors.

My excuse is that I started working on weaving the letters for the 2024 Ena Marston Award ribbon.

I've been poring over my Inkle weaving books, color guides, and reviewing my notes - relearning all the things I've forgotten.

Yesterday I swatched with 5/2 mercerized cotton. It was too thin for my liking. Also the yellow and black together looked like a bumble bee.




By the end of the day I opted to stick with the same yarn - We Crochet, Curio #3 - I used for the 2023 Ena Band.

Today I selected colors and swatched. The dark teal will form the letters with the light gray as background.



It was nice but it needed something more.


Tomorrow I will tweak it one more time, this one is Swatch #4. It might be the winner.


Monday, March 18, 2024

Another Week

Another week, another SpaceX launch from Vandenberg SFB at 7:28 pm



Main engine cutoff (MECO), first stage separation



First stage booster returning

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Book Five

 Woo Hoo, 31 hours and 51 minutes of listening time.


Saturday, March 16, 2024

Color Inspiration

Choosing colors for weaving this year's Ena Marston Award ribbon was discussed during our Little Looms group. Ena's favorite color was purple but what other colors?

It's hard for me to visualize putting colors together without samples of colors in front of me - magazines, paint chips, what have you.

I looked around the room and noticed Julie's beautiful (and colorful) jacket. We called her over and I took pics of the vibrant blends of colors that she wore.



I've been tasked to weave the wording again which might be the easiest job since it's only two colors.

This is the beautiful 2023 Ena Marston Award ribbon pieced, sewn, and finished by Lupe.

The back is as beautifully finished as the front.


Friday, March 15, 2024

Go On

This book, the fourth in the series, is twenty-two and a half hours of listening time. Woohoo.


Library audio book

Thursday, March 14, 2024


 Finished listening to the third book in the series.


Library audio book

Tuesday, March 12, 2024


Lunch contribution - Sourdough Focaccia with chicken salad.



Monday, March 11, 2024

Good Thing

It's a good thing I am just weaving a wee sample otherwise I would be more upset about cutting the warp with scissors. Oops.