It seems like it was yesterday that I was watching the forest behind my house sprout green leaves and peonies blooming. I felt hopeful. Soon we would be over this pandemic.
I decided to dress my loom with a hand dyed warp from Marian’s stash. It was painted in chartreuse greens, yellows and a pale greyish blue. Perfect colours for spring. When I pulled it out of its bag I realized that something had been munchng on it. I persevered, removing damaged ends and tying on repair ones, and started to weave. As it was not colours I usually weave with I tried out a few colours for weft but could not make up my mind. Unable to make a decision I left it and I departed for the cottage for two months.
Well summer passed way too quickly. Time to share with grandkids. Surprisingly they even wanted to learn how to weave!
When I returned back to the city I finally found time to sit down in front of the loom with the Spring coloured warp. I chose a slightly blue green as the weft. But when I went to start the second scarf, I realized that the insect or mouse damage was too great. Some threads were part way shredded.
I tied on another warp using the chartreuse green from Marian. (My camera does not pick up the true colours unfortunately.) I am now weaving it in pale yellow with olive bands. I do want to be able to give Marian’s daughters these scarves by Christmas time.
As I weave. I watch the leaves turn gold, copper and red and I wonder if I have some fine wool in these autumn colours that I can tie on to this warp! Maybe this is the way my next months of weaving will be. I will just look out the window and choose a colour theme and continue weaving.