Monday, June 18, 2007

"She needs to get her priorities straight!" R.Weasley

I've been putting alot of things ahead of weaving on the old evil ToDo list lately. It's hard not to, when you're renovating the kitchen, preparing for a home tour, and having house guests. But my work has officially been moved to top priority, as of today. I'm back to my "1-inch-per-day" quota, as I seriously need to make progress on not only this tapestry but the next one as well.

So, my little marker yarn went on the left selvedge this morning, and I've been weaving for the past seven hours. (I put a piece of yarn where I start at the beginning of the work-day so I can tell when I've woven my inch across the width of the tapestry.) I'm ALMOST there, as you can see. I'm taking my afternoon coffee break at the moment, then I'll be back at it. I'll be starting the third (of five) boats after the coffee's gone, and I've done a few back and shoulder stretches. For those of you who have never done it, seven hours at the loom is HARD on the old body! Even when I do get up and stretch every hour.

At this rate, I will reach and pass the halfway mark this week. Yea!

So back to it: "Weave, weave, weave my boats..." (Sorry 'bout that. Hope it doesn't start some annoying little tune rotating in your head or anything...)

2 comments:

Amy said...

I love watching the tapestry weaving in progress. The boats are beautiful with all of the blues and oranges. Keep posting updates!

After you are done showing this piece . . . have you thought about having a Rockport Gallery sell this for you?

much love,
a

K Spoering said...

Sounds like a good excuse to go to Rockport to me! But then, any excuse is a good one... I'll let you know when I'm ready to go!