Well, Stacey certainly had it right when she commented on the darkness of the yarn for my Celestarium. It is not a project I work on in low-light settings or when my eyes are tired, but I think it will all be worth it when I am done. I am hoping to finish it by the end of the month, but that is not a deadline. However, I do have some deadlines approaching, so I am trying to keep going on those projects. I call myself over 50% done with the Christmas knitting, but I cannot rest on those accomplishments.
Besides Christmas knitting, I have decided to take on making things for a couple of birthdays. I have almost completed sewing a blanket for Eva's first birthday next month, and I am weaving a blanket for Katie's birthday in December. As it has been National Spinning and Weaving Week, it seemed the perfect time to get the yarn on the loom for her blanket.
I didn't quite need sunglasses for this, but almost. I think it should turn out to be interesting and something she will really love. The blanket will be two woven panels sewn together, so it should be a nice size for her. I have some ideas for adding some visual and textural interest beyond the bumpity yarn, but I have not decided anything just yet. For now, I am just glad to have the loom set up and ready to weave.
It is so nice to have a room for crafting, especially when it comes to weaving. I could get started on it without worrying about being in the way of anything else, and being able to stop and come back to it if needed and it not being an issue.