Thursday, May 19, 2011

News to share

Dear Mom,

For a long while now I have been denying my Inner Weaver. I kept trying to keep her quiet, telling her that I have enough other things to do, that knitting and spinning (and gardening and housekeeping and family keeping and dog keeping) really should be enough.

Inner Weaver just got a little louder. She was especially worse after Sunday Spin Ins at Tabby Tree Weaver. I had to drive home with the windows down just to blow the weaving fumes off of me and clear my head.

Inner Weaver wasn't fooled.

Before Inner Weaver got b-itchy, I publicly acknowledged her existence. I said that someday I would have a loom. I thought that would settle Inner Weaver down a bit, but it actually just made her more assertive. She knew she was winning.

And now this.

This is a Schacht Baby Wolf loom. It should be arriving on my doorstep in the next 4-6 weeks. The only other weaving I've ever done is this rug in a one day class. Unless potholders count and then I've done LOTS of weaving in my day.
I am scared and excited. There is so much to learn and that may be the best part about it all.



Christine said...

No way?! Awesome! I hate my inner weaver. I really don't have room for her. But she's such a pain in the arse. I keep eyeing a loom over at Billie Creek. It's a sickness I think.

Eileen said...

Good for you! Enjoy your new loom.

Courtney said...

Oh please don't tell me that after rug hooking and spinning wool that I will soon yearn to weave as well. Oh dear...probably inevitable! ~grin~ Love your new toy!

weaverpat said...

Oh, the Inner Weaver ALWAYS has to come out! You'll love the Baby Wolf. It's one of the best looms for a beginning weaver. I've been weaving for 40 years and have many looms. It's still my favorite.
Have FUN!!!

rubyslipperz said...

I am so excited to find a "fiber" person with a blog! There are so many quilters and "other" stuff...
I am very happy for you that you are getting a Baby Wolf. I have one and, even tho I haven't done lots of weaving, I really have enjoyed mine.


Bird said...

I hope my blog about the pioneer days,which featured a picture of a loom and some weaving, did not feed your inner weaver too much. I know you will be a great always, you'll be at master at it.

chester said...

I used to have a Baby Wolf and absolutely loved it! It is a workhorse. I made rag rugs to intricate table runners. Finally had to give it up due to back troubles (you'll be surprised how physical the entire process is- but fun!) I envy you.