It is the first day of a new year, and it means a lot of different things to a lot of people.
For me, this year will be a new beginning of sorts. For the first time in years I am at home full-time, having closed our brick-and mortar store mid-December. No more commuting or working six days a week. Next week, I start setting up the web site to shop our yarns on-line. Second, to remind myself that my husband and children are not potential customers, and do not want to be asked “how may I help you” and “what knitting are you doing today” everytime they walk in the room.
Also on the agenda? Spend more time weaving, especially on this:
This is a LeClerc Colonial I 4-shaft counterbalance loom, and perched on the back are cones of mohair from Louet with which I hope to weave a version of this:
Having read the blogs of more advanced weavers, I am fascinated with the thought of weaving with my own hand-dyed warps, so hopefully this summer, armed with these,
I might just do that (or skip it altogether and order some beautiful hand-dyed lace silk from Fleece Artist/Hand Maiden, if it shows up on the website, you know what I chose).
Despite all the talk of weaving, I am still knitting. I hope to get some projects finished and post some pics soon. I did just finish a pair of socks in Tuffy from Briggs and Little (which are now my favourite socks to wear around the house) where I used a shadow wrap short row heel technique (thank you Mara for teaching this). This is by far the nicest short row heel I’ve seen, with no gaps at the wraps.
I would just like to end this post by wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year and hope you are looking as forward to 2013 as much as I am.