Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Put Them to the Test

I wove these a while back.  They've just been waiting to be hemmed.  I could probably ctrl-c, ctrl-v those first two sentences into my draft folder and use them over and over again because I am terrible about getting to the hemming.  I could try to build up excuses for me by saying that I had to buy matching thread, but it's not much of an excuse.  If I did offer that up, I would immediately have to follow up with the fact that I bought the thread in October, and I just got around to hemming these recently.  

Anyway, these are new washcloths.  I was inspired to weave them after the linen facecloth WAL over on Yarnworker.  Yes, that was a while ago.  The yarn is Red Heart Scrubby Cotton.  I'm not too proud to admit it.  The weaving went well.  They washed up fine.  I had a little trouble hemming them.  Some of that was due to the fabric, but mostly it was due to me.  I improved as I kept going with it, so the last hem is better than the first, and I'm OK with that.  

Now it is time to put them through their paces and see how they hold up to use.  I have hopes--not high hopes, but just hopes.  I like making things we can use, and it would be nice to make a new pile of washcloths, but I won't weave any more of these until I see how this batch wears.      

Sunday, January 06, 2019

On the Twelfth Day

Well, that's the end, kids.  We made it to January 6th, so it's now or never for the tree's show-and-tell.  I like how it turned out this year.  I think it was worth it to sew the tree to the red background and used dowels to hang it.  For extra decoration, I added the balls for the Knit Ball Pit, though they did not get to spend too much time together with the tree.  I just added a strand at a time as I completed them, and then it was time to get them all in the post.   

Will I really take it down, now?  Probably not just yet.  Bruce likes the added insulation it gives.  I might need to weave something for that wall for the rest of the year.  Speaking of the year, Happy New Year!  Do you make resolutions, intentions, goals, wishes, or anything else this time of year?  Me?  Not so much.  I guess I make them all throughout the year, and usually shorter-term ones.  I suppose that many of them have connections to longer-term goals, but I find it more helpful for me to not spend too much time looking at those.  Anyway, whatever you do or don't this time of year, I just want to say that I'm glad you're here.  xoxo