Wednesday, 18 July 2012

I've been thinking.


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Burnham on Sea, 7 July 2012
For some time now I've been looking at what I do and wondering whether I am going in the right direction (or any direction at all for that matter). I love my spinning, and I have to knit. A lot. Or bad things really do happen. I also love my weaving.  Having said that, my loom is rebelling at the moment, so probably less said the better.  But I really do want to be able to find a goal and achieve it. Not for anyone else, just for me. 

So.  I had a good consider of what I do and what I wanted to do and decided that the first thing I would like do would be to sort out the workshop. With the help of friends, this has happened, I'm now sufficiently organised I can get to my sewing machine.  
This in turn brought me to my second goal.  About 6 months ago I managed to cut out some shirts for #1Son and DH.  After clearing the mending pile yesterday (first time in far too long), I'm now in a position to make them up. (In my defence I  was waiting for a pattern wheel to come in at the local sewing shop, and the contrasting coloured chalk). 
Then will come the third and most important goal.  To make my winter wardrobe.  I intended to do this last Summer, but it just didn't happen, lungs getting in the way, but this year I seem to be in a position, that this goal is not unattainable.  (Excellent, pat myself on the back).

I would like to point out, that I'm doing this whilst spinning the yarn for a new Winter Snuggy Sweater (it's official, the old one has died!).  Also, I'm 2/3rds of the way through knitting a waistcoat for me, and half way through knitting a vest for DH (stuck as need to buy more yarn!) and 2 pairs of socks.  Which brings me back to my loom.

My loom has stood pretty much idle for a while, as I really and truly haven't been strong enough to use it regularly, but now I'm attempting to get back to it.  And it has fought me every inch of the way!  The up side is that I've nearly won, so the towels I may have mentioned are a step closer - yay!  I have learnt several very important things from this adventure.  I really do prefer weaving with wool over cotton, and I really don't like converting my loom from a Jack to a Counter Balance.  It had better work!

So.  Here I am, goals set.  Nice neat attainable goals.  So why do I feel as though I've missed something?  Something huge?  Hmmm...

4 comments:

Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth said...

We could always spend a day or so sewing when I'm down there. Shall I bring my machine too? We could get a couple of shirts done in a day...

Yarnspider said...

Now there's a thought. by the time you're down I hope to be one to dresses (again!)

Soyun Park said...

Good job!! I have the same problem as you do.. :) My atelier needs to be organized regularly, but I am so~ lazy.. Oh, well. You just inspired me so I might clean up some and do some knit in the mean while...
Um... the thing you're missing? I guess a glass of wine? I could join you if invited~. :)

Yarnspider said...

What a lovely idea Soyun. I shall act upon it at once...