For the past several months, I have been having a very hard time making myself sit down to weave the Baby Blankets for the fall show. I couldn't put my finger on it but it just wasn't fun! I really dreaded it! I thought great, here I am already losing my interest, just because I have done a lot of them. What kind of production weaver are you anyway!
I was bummed about it too. I thought maybe I just need to find another product, that will do it. The only problem with that is I still have yards and yards of the overshot Baby Blanket warp to weave off. I do mean lots!
Last week we were notified that a dear friend has cancer, and will have to undergo chemo and radiation. My daughter asked me to do a Chemo Comfort Blanket for her. We chose the color, and which pattern I would use, and I got started right away. In just a few hours of weaving I have done close to 2/3rds of this longer blanket, and get this, it is fun!!!! I had decided not to use the temple this time so that I might get it done quicker, and what do you know, it was using the temple that was robbing my joy!
I am using carpet warp, so I would have to advance the temple every time I turned around. That meant I was never able to get into any kind of weaving rythym! (I suppose with finer threads it would be better.) I checked my measurements of the blankets I have finished and I really only gained 1 inch by using the temple, that is just not enough of a difference to spoil my fun!
I am pumped now, after I finish the baby blue Blanket that is in progress with the temple in use, I am not going to use it any more for this project! It is freeing, it is exciting, it is a sigh of relief! Maybe I really can do this!
Oh, and Rebecca, this one is for you! Praying all the way for your recovery, Love, La tua Zia, Tina
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina