Juggling each part of my life is a skill I’m learning quite well. Fitting fiber into the daily circus is yet another challenge; but I would say it’s a necessary one. It provides me with satisfaction–making something beautiful hopefully, and it gives a focus beyond meals, children, and my day job. Sometimes, the little projects keep things on an even keel.
I finished this little project last weekend. It sat waiting for months and after my friend Annie got me back on track, I was able to finish it.
I’ve had a bag full of fiber in my closet for the longest time. I finally grabbed three hanks and spun them individually before plying. It was a combination of mohair, wool, and suri alpaca. I thought I wanted to make socks, but the fabric was too dense. Maybe a hat, but I’ll have to see.
I did manage to warp my loom a couple of weeks ago when I had two solid days to devote to it. This week, I’ve carved out time to weave. The fabric on the bottom is hand-spun as weft, the top half is the same yarn as the warp, creating more of a textural pattern. I hope to use this fabric for a coat.
Finally, I am busy planning another weaving project. One of my guilds is studying krokbragd. So I’m trying to figure out the yarns for the project. I often use my “Yarn Store in a Box” from Halcyon Yarns for planning because there are so many sample cards to work with.
So I may not be able to juggle like a circus clown, but I can juggle projects and other responsibilities like a pro– most of the time. Until I drop the ball.