Anyhow, this morning I got some of the Icelandic yarn I had first spun over a year ago for my project. I figured it was time to put it to good use. The stand for my loom consisted of a chair I take with me to the Farmer's Market when I spin. Then I went totally high tech and tied a plastic grocery bag to the back of it to set my yarn ball in and keep it from rolling all over the place. Afterwards I read some instructions Cassie gave me about using the loom and away I went. I was thinking I'd do the whole thing in the brown color...What? You don't see brown? It's gray or grayish-black? Well, it's supposed to be brown. You'll have to use your imagination that it's brown. So, as I was saying, I was going to do the whole thing in brown, and then when I got about 11 nails into it I started getting bored, so I added the white for a bit, then went back to the brown. Overall, I think it has a nice effect.
Every once in a while one of the kids would ask me what I was doing and I told them I was weaving. Gosh, I feel so professional saying that. During the project, Young'un asked me what I do to take it off. Hmmmmm, that was what I was wondering, too. I didn't have any instruction on that part. I told him I was going to assume I just pulled it off the nails and it would stay together. At least I had hoped that was the case. I tell you, ever since he asked me that I couldn't keep my mind off the end result. I told him at one point I was terrified to take it off after all the work. What would happen if I took it off the nails and it unwound? Well, I know what I would have done if that happened, which would include diving into a big box of chocolate to help calm down after my freak out, but overall I just hoped it would turn out.
Then it came, the last pulling of yarn through the loom. It was time to take it off. I had thought tying some fringe along the edges would look nice, but then I thought about allllll those nails, which would mean allllll that fringe. I reminded myself I've never done fringe before, so there was no need to start today.
Voila! There you have it, folks. My first weaving project. I don't know what I'll end up doing with it, but I'm happy that I did it. One of the kids said something about it looking like a scarecrow's bandanna, and it may just end up being that, but no matter what I do with it, I'm not above saying I'm proud of what I accomplished. A good way to end a fabulous year! Smiling & Waving, Sharon