Thanks to your comments I have some inspiration for future posts. I’ve also updated my pinterest page (that site is so much fun) and finally jumped on the instagram bandwagon. So many ways to keep the creative juices flowing!
Thank you all for the comments you left on my earlier post. These last 6 weeks have been quite something. It’s been a time to reorganize, focus and take lots of walks. Luckily, I’ve also taken some time at my loom. Above is a progress shot of many, many, MANY small knots. I am in the process of tying a new warp to the old one. It’s a process that is very time-consuming, but easy to get in the groove.
I have been thinking a lot about what I want pirtti to become, and the realities of how much time I have to spend. I’m happy that I’m coming up with ideas, and happy that my ideas give me nice long deadlines so I can progress parallel to my life as a wife and mother. But slow-moving also means slow blogging. I don’t want to keep showing pictures of knots. So, I’m taking suggestions for what you’d like to see here on the blog. More tutorials? More about inspiration? Thoughts on world peace? (Just kidding.)
If you have any questions about weaving, ask away. Or anything, for that matter. I need a break from tying all those knots.
I keep watching this over and over again. I think it is beautiful.
On December 23rd, exactly 5 months into my pregnancy, I had a miscarriage. We were so surprised (more like shocked) when we found out this past fall that we were going to have another baby. Another year of breastfeeding, more diapers, more chubby cheeks to kiss and bite. We are absolutely devastated by this loss.
I am taking some time off to spend with my children and husband without timelines or deadlines. Very soon I will be back at my loom, throwing picks right to left and left to right, letting my mind sort out what happened. It’s been a whirlwind and I look forward to the precious hours I can play with yarn.
As summer drew to a close, I narrowed down my designs for fall and put a plan together for my scarf production. As usual, it’s a small number of scarves, suited for my availability to work in my studio uninterrupted. As you can imagine, putting together a schedule when also parenting two small children means running a tight ship and having a great babysitter. And with any plan, there are always hiccups, and my plan had its share. It is to be expected that there will be roadblocks and you simply have to figure out a new way to accomplish your goal.
The babysitter has to leave for two weeks, two weeks before my deadline.
Back up babysitter announces she is moving to L.A. the day after first babysitter goes out of town.
Daughters school announces mandatory volunteering for school fair that involves crafting, baking and manual labor.
Solution: Channel that innermost, ultimate Type A side of yourself that lives for situations like this and pull it together and make it happen.
But there was one thing that was completely unexpected that combined with all that is mentioned above that put a screeching halt to the best laid plans.
In September, we found out that we are expecting.
My babysitter is back, the school fair is over, I’m well into my second trimester and the nausea has passed. Every spare moment is being spent at the loom and I imagine my blog posts will be few. But by golly, there will be scarves! Barring any more hiccups, I am hoping for smooth sailing as I focus on weaving. I will update as to when I think the shop will be ready. I’m hoping in time for Christmas…
I love weaving and am very happy to be back at my loom. It’s a nice respite from these last 2 months!