Monday, October 22, 2018

On the trail

















Sassy and Ms. Jennifer took to the Working Weaver's trail on
Saturday. Such fun! Learned a weaving tip or trick at every
stop. Delightful and generous weavers sharing their talent.
Amazing fiber arts! Thank you ladies and gentleman for
inviting us into your studios.

Monday, October 15, 2018

October Socks













The autumn chill has brought on a need to knit socks. Sassy's feet are cold. The Yarn Harlot opines that if you drop your stitches, miss your plane, are your not feeling up to snuff the answer is to
put on socks.

A worthy bit of wisdom for sure. So, I am both wearing and knitting
socks for the first time in a long time.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Eighty: Eight Decades













When Sassy was a girl back in the day we learned to make an eight by drawing two circles one above the other.

Today Sassy finds it unbelievable the she has lived to see an
eightieth birthday. Sassy was born the week of the hurricane of 1938.

So, as we watch Florence inundate North and South Carolina
Sassy is learning to weave circles using the iPad to track her
progress.

Eighty is the start of a new decade, a time to remember those
who didn't reach this mark and to be grateful for all the people
in your circle. As the old hymn says may the circle be un-
broken.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Weaving: 101

















Sassy is learning to use iWeavelt on her iPad.
An exciting new challenge...

The program allows you to sample your
project choices: color, threading treadling
and choose an array of options. It will
track your progress as you thread or treadle.
You gain a record of your sample, a record-
keeping bonus.

The sample project in the photo is the
circles pattern by Iowa Weaver. It will be
woven on an 8 harnesses, yet another
challenge.

Husband built the Sassy One a castle
( a finely crafted wooden shelf)
that attaches to the loom and serves
as the framework for the iPad.

Learning to design my own patterns using
the loom and the iPad inter-changeably
is the goal.

No resting on one's laurels as age 80
comes into view.



Friday, August 31, 2018

Flowing Curves: Overshot

















Where did August go?

Sassy is still living on the curve. This pattern by Bonnie Inouve was executed on a four harness loom in an overshot format. The. The fabric is thicker and has less drape than a similar flowing curve pattern woven on the eight harness loom.

Today Sassy will weave a sample that will reverse the curve line.
Now how often does one get to reverse one's pattern so easily?

Enjoy the last vestiges of summer.

Pattern:
WeaveZine
Flowing Curves: Overshot and Weaving as Overshot
July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Sock Blocker Sock














Sassy is back to knitting socks, albeit mini socks/
key chain or Christmas ornament. It came as a kit.
But of course the Sassy One had to tweak it.

Pattern:
Troy sock yarn.
#2 circular needles.
Cast on 14 stitches.
K1, P1 4 rows.
Knit 12 rows.

Short row heel on 7 stitches/ 3 stitch heel.
Resume knitting in the round 15 round.

Rearrange stitches.
10 stitches on heel side needle
5 stitches on front needle.

Toe: Round 1 Knit to last 3 stitches, k 2tog, k1, knit across,
                    k1, SSK, k to the end.
        Round 2 Knit all stitches.
        Round 3 Knit to last 3 stitches, K1, k 2tog, SSK, k1, k 2tog,
                        SSK...
        Cut yarn, leaving tail, thread through the stitches, pull tight.
        Sew in your ends.
        Crochet a chain through edge of cuff for ornament.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Birds





August 18th Sassy and Jenn daughter # 2 will teach
a knitting workshop at the Saugerties Library from
1:30 to 4:30.

Stay cool. Join the circle. A fun project!