Today’s weather has been quintessentially Spring-like — cloudy, sunny, strong gusty winds, pouring rain. Some of those conditions have been sequential, some simultaneous, and the changes appeared rapidly and at short intervals. My afternoon walk began in a light drizzle, which quickly devolved into a drenching downpour blown almost sideways by the wind. My head and torso stayed dry beneath my bright yellow rain jacket; the rest of me got soaked. I love this weather!
Here’s the last of the “Kilauea” series of scarves, woven with a soft orange tencel in an advancing twill patterning ~
All three came off the loom yesterday — Leap Day — and were immediately washed and hung overnight to dry just to the right dampness for ironing. Their completion before month’s end gave me a total of 23 yards woven during February, I believe a new record. My production pace has been quite gratifying. And surprising.
Meanwhile, on the big AVL, there’s a new run of work in process, a series of five scarves I’ve named “Departure”. (I’ll be interested to see if any of my readers can figure out why I came up with that name. There are actually two reasons, which gives you more opportunity to guess correctly!) Here’s the hand-dyed bamboo/hemp main yarn, ready to go onto the loom ~
The next three images were shot with my smartphone, the first time I’ve gotten good enough shots to use. (Let me know if you think they’re of similar caliber to the ones taken with my camera.)
The secondary, highly-textured yarn is a shiny rayon with odd long bumpy areas; the weft in this scarf is a pale green tencel. Shimmery finished cloth is pretty much guaranteed.
A different angle, taken with the camera ~
Finally, a sneak preview of the new warp ready to go onto the lovely cherry Baby Wolf loom. This will be another series of three scarves, as yet unnamed. Very shiny hand-dyed rayon and the accent threads of a lustrous pearl cotton.
The recent weeks of unusually dense work-time resulting in substantial finished work look like continuing. Completed designs and tantalizing ideas beckon me onward; March is likely to give February a run for her money.