Friday - Hitchhiker
This is one I've worn quite a bit.
Monday - Thistle & Bead shawl
This one's never been out of the house before. (Amanda, this is the blackberry yarn I got at our first Maryland Sheep & Wool, in what, 2008?)
And Tuesday - my woven Moebius cowl
And the back
I love this one. It's my first flyer at Saori weaving (though I was still pretty stuck on symmetry). I wove this on a rigid heddle loom, and when I got near the end, I un-reeled the beginning of the scarf, brought it around across the remaining warp, and wove the bottom fringe into the warp on the loom, to make a cowl. I was supposed to twist the fabric so it would be a true Moebius, but in my effort to keep everything at the right tension, I failed to twist. I also managed to get the fabric wrapped around the loom in such a way that I had to remove the cloth beam to get the cowl out of the loom. I understand that these errors are not uncommon when making these cowls, which is a comfort. It's always nice to know that my mistakes are not just my stupidity, but common results of the process.
David quit working at the Academy, hallelujah. He's already happier. I was meditating on my job situation this past weekend, while at a retreat, and suddenly this thought came to mind: "The path to happiness lies not in getting what you want, but wanting what you have." Okay, thanks for that reminder. For all my whining about this job, I've got it really good, and I should be grateful. I like my co-workers, they like me, the benefits are great, the pay is pretty high for this market, and they don't breathe down my neck. Attitude of gratitude!