Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Class will soon be in session!

No, I haven't decided to go back to school to get another degree. I have taken the advice of my friend Jennifer and enrolled in a beginner weaving class at the Yarn Barn in Lawrence. It's two full days over a weekend, but I figure it's a small price to pay to decide if I actually like this weaving thing. Plus I'll actually get so see different looms live and in-person. Scott is very supportive and says if I take the class he'll feel less guilty about going to Lawrence the following weekend for an Ultimate tourniment.

While I dream of weaving I am also getting some knitting done...plus I have BIG NEWS. Remember the cloffice - the combination closet/office that was my knitting refuge? Well I'm finally getting an upgrade! We are moving our office/knitting room upstairs to a previously-unoccupied room, and there will be plenty of room (in the actual room itself, no less!) for my yarn, my swift, and all of my knitting supplies. Yay! More details to follow...

Monday, July 21, 2008

Now to Make a Decision

I had *almost* talked myself out of buying a weaving loom (too expensive! I won't use it much! I'm terrible with color and could never coordinate warp and weft!) . Then fate intervened, in three parts:

1) I received a gift certificate from the Woolery from my most-favorite sister-in-law (and brother-in-law), Joni and Tracy.

2) Hubby bought a ridiculously expensive road bike (yay for him since he never buys anything for himself), which makes me feel less guilty about spending a far lesser amount on a loom.

3) I went to the Studio sale and purchased more yarn. The trip made me realize that I have a lot of yarn that is just sitting around, waiting to be used - and weaving would be a nice way to put it to good use.

I've also been informed by my knitting group that I need to do my part to support the fiber economy (something I always tell them to do, too). So it's pretty much a done deal, but I'm going to enjoy the shopping process a bit more before a take the plunge.