Thursday, June 28, 2012
One Step At A Time
Today I got the stapling 'station' set up and stapled 50 of one of the samples. And then realized as I was putting that bucket away that I'd forgotten to staple the yarn samples to the page, too. And then discovered that the yarn samples for the second sample I'd selected are not cut apart and therefore there is still about a half hour's worth of work before that one will be ready. I think I'll set it aside and cut them tonight while watching tv and work on a different sample. There are more, after all!
Yesterday I got my new 'eyes' and have been having some fun getting used to them. Up close (sewing) is good, and distance is good. It's that in-between place - working at the computer, reaching for things - that is still a bit of a challenge. Yesterday my arms were way too short - I'd go to reach for something and miss!
So today I've been doing a variety of things - wound another scarf warp, coned off a skein in preparation for warp winding, stapled 50 samples (sort of), wove a scarf, got my back crunched and visited the library because one of my reserved books had come in.
Tomorrow I'm supposed to have a studio elf - a friend's 14 year old son needs something to do now that summer is here (well, it is supposed to be here - school is out, anyway!) He will attempt to vacuum the studio and see if he can't at least corral some of the dust buffalo. And who knows - if I can get two more scarves woven there will be some warp left on the loom so if he's interested - and likes the colour (a rather brilliant spring-ish green) I'll let him weave some when he gets the vacuuming done. :)
Yesterday I managed to finish the four sided samples to be wet finished and will take a load of pressing to the annex on Sunday and do that. A small number of the 'before' samples are also sewn and I think I'll do some more as a break from weaving.
So, all in all, a little progress on a number of different fronts. No writing though - hopefully more tomorrow and then at least one page a day each day. That's my goal if I'm to get it all put together before the end of July. (Did you hear the gigantic swoosh as the July 9 deadline got moved?)