Once upon a time there was an average 30-something mother of two who went to a Halloween party.
M arrived and said, “Did you check your email today? I have something in my trunk for you.”
“No…” I fumbled for my schamncy new smartphone, trying to get to my email as I trailed behind M to her friend’s car.
You will not believe what she pulled out of the trunk! It was just about the last thing I could have imagined. Right after a dead body…
For me! For free! I was speechless. I may have skipped across a leaf-strewn field and pumped my fist in the air. (There is some backstory to heighten the dramatic unveiling, involving a near purchase a year ago of a beautiful loom for $150, over which my husband and I exchanged harsh words.)
Welcome to my new baby, a 1976 TIA 20″ rigid heddle loom, complete with a stand gifted to me by my weaving enabler (and ultimately the person responsible for turning M and her free loom in my direction), G. A week later, G taught me how to warp her and I was off and weaving a sari silk scarf.
This beautiful skein of sari silk is almost one of my oldest pieces of stash. I foolishly bought just one skein and have never been able to settle on a project for it. Nor apparently just go buy another skein, don’t ask me why.
The sari silk is working out well as a scarf. The warp is Paton’s Kroy sock yarn and some leftover yellow cotton, Classic Elite I think.
The only question is: what do I weave next?