Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New hardware!

Since I got the Artistat, I have been using a little of this and a little of that to get the job done.  It was weaving well enough, but I didn't have the pins that hold the tie ups down, so I used some texsolv that I had.  I didn't have the right kind of clips so it was a real hassel.

 Here we go, that's better.  The clips arrived soon after we got back from Spain.  Today I finally got around to putting them on the way they are supposed to be.  Does anyone know if the knots are better up by the lamms or down by the treadles?

One thing I hadn't counted on was how the tie up was going to change.  Those knots are on there pretty tight!  For once however it worked out great!  Tabby is to one side, and the others just line up just like I needed them to.  Whew!

I also got new spacers for these treadles.  For some reason the picture didn't turn out but you can use your imagination.  I will take these plastic spacers back to Lou Ann,  they were a life saver!

Well that is all for now, we are finally feeling better, but had company all weekend so not much weaving has gotten done.  Hopefully I can get to it this week,  I really do want to make this work!

Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I am back from my trip to Spain.  My DH and I went there to volunteer for a week along the "Camino De Santiago", a pilgrimage that has been going on for centuries.

The farmhouse we manned was bought by Agape Campus, in Spain.  You may know it as Campus Crusade for Christ in the US.  Volunteers come from all over Spain for a week time.  We cook, we clean, we greet the pilgrims as they walk down the road, and if we can we talk to them about the love of Christ.

My camera didn't work so these pictures are from passed years.  We could sleep as many as 15 pilgrims a night, and most nights we were at capacity.  DH  and I were invited to come because we are fluent in Italian and in past years there has been many Italians on the Camino.  We were not dissapointed this year either as there were several Italian groups who stopped and talked to us about their journey so far, and several ended up staying the night.

In the off times, I was able to teach some of the crew to knit.  As soon as I can get some pictures I will post them.   I did get a little knitting done on the shawl, most of it on the planes and in the Airports.

Here I stuffed a white towel in it so that you can see the lace developing.  I have arrived at the knitted lace border, and I have tried to start it about 4 times, only to find the numbers just not adding up!   I have decided that it may be that Jet Lag is the culprit.  So, I think that I will wait a few days before I try again, and let my brain reboot, so to speak.  After 3 days I still have a low level fog going on.  By Sunday we should be back to normal.

I am glad to be back home, and can't wait to put into practice all the things I learned on the Camino as I watched the world go by.  When I get more pics I will share them with you.

Until next time, Happy Weaving