Wednesday, March 21, 2012
So check this picture out...I did that! Okay, maybe I should start at the beginning...stop, rewind, play...
Last week, during my awesome spring break/escape from the web(lol) Darling Diva taught me how to weave, a skill she started learning in school. She brought home her weaving project to show her Dad and I so I did what all parents should do and asked questions, starting with how did you make that. Well, she was enthused by the process. Instead of telling me, she was determined to show me. As gently as I could I reminded her that we don't have a loom, so she'd have to tell me...
"Mooouum" Yeah, can hear the exasperation in that voice. I swear all kids are born with that tone, I know I had it as a youngling, but for me it was always, "Mo-ther"
Anyway, come to find out all we needed for a workable loom was some different sized cardboard pieces...well that I have! What I didn't have much of is yarn. I had a standard Red, Black and White from a Christmas project we did together a couple of years ago, but that was it. Darling Diva made it work though and cracked out a lovely red and white piece to show me how to do it. From there I was intrigued. I've always loved to do crafts and large scale weaving was so enticing, but who has the room or money for a larger loom. Knitting is killer on my wrists and I have yet to pick up on how to crochet, but weaving like this...it felt right.
So I'm attempting a scarf with the treasure my sister-in-law(whose been more a sister to me from the moment we first met-I got really lucky with my hubby's family) gave us. Darling Diva taught her the new skill as well and was overjoyed with the mother load of yarn her aunt wanted to share with her. Yep, that bag is packed full of balls of delight.
I also learned of the joys to be had in balling yarn. Who knew taking yarn from the skein and making it into a ball was so darn relaxing! I can't wait to buy more. :)
I'll be keeping ya'll updated on my progress on the scarf. If anyone has any weaving tips, drop me a note...I'd love to hear them.
A Day in the Life of Serena
Song of the Day: Devil With the Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly by Mitch Ryder. Back when I was young I would pretend to sing back-up on this song...of course I was never very good at being back up since I would start belting out the lead. LOL
Currently Reading: Original Sin by Allison Brennan
Currently Writing: Blogs. Editing: The Submission
Quote of the Day: Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
In honor of World Poetry Day.
Word of the Day: Limerick - a kind of a witty, humorous, or nonsense poem, especially one in five-line or meter with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA), which is sometimes obscene with humorous intent.