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I wasn't born with wings, so I'm trying to make my own
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2003  

Wow, posts two days in a row. Don't die of shock! Since I worked today, there's not tons of fiber news, but there's always some! The biggest news is that I heard from a friend of a friend etc. that the college I graduated from got all new looms for their fiber studio, so they're selling off the old ones. I've used all of those looms and I know all their little quirks, so this might be a great opportunity for me to get a loom I'm familiar with at a good price. They had some 36" four and eight harnesses, which is exactly the width I'd like right now. I'd love to get and eight harness for more pattern possibilities in the future, but I'd be happy with a four harness. And all this is of course contingent on price and availabilty. I don't know when they put them on sale, the best of the bunch may have already been snatched up for all I know. I'm waiting to hear back from the fiber arts instructor now, I just hope she gets back to me soon. In other fiber news, I got a little more done on Mark's fuzzy foot, but not much. I also got my mini-skein of the two ply silk washed and started spinning the three ply. The two ply came out to be 74 wpi, which is quite thin, which I both like and dislike. Knitting that thin makes me feel quite accomplished, but takes fricking forever! I've already started the swatch for the two ply, I'm making a 3" x 7" (hopefully, if I have enough yarn) and I'll make it into an amulet bag later. I'm using the Vine Lace pattern from B.W.'s first treasury (pg 218). It's a nice, simple four row pattern that goes pretty quickly. I only have a couple of repeats done so far, but it's coming along. I'm thinking that I'll line the bag with white silk to show off the pattern and colors and to hold in whatever I put in my bag. I have to come up with an idea of what to make out of the three ply. I like to have useful swatches. I'm have to make yet another one once I decide on the number of plies, final use and pattern. Phew! There'll be a whole lot of swatching going on :-) And now I'll go do some more! Have a great night everyone!

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