Monday, September 26, 2011

Is it worth it?

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


  1. got your mojo back!!!

  2. Love the snail trail blanket, pretty color. I detest temples and don't use them - I can now hear the naysayers barking in the background - good thing I listen to my own inner self. Glad you found the joy of creating again!

  3. Well, that is great news! Glad such a small change has brought the joy back for you!

  4. Hurray! I love your blankets! They are beautiful.

  5. Getting into a rythum does make it fun. Glad you got your rythum back.