Thursday, 28 February 2013

Sun at last

We have had  a sunny day. I can't remember when the last one was. In celebration I hung washing on the line and it all but dried. Just needed finishing off on the radiator. Despite the sun however it dropped to -2C over night and we woke to a sharp frost this morning.

Last night we had the last of the parsnips and very tasty they were too. I shall look forward to a new crop at the end of the year.

I have finished my second piece of weaving. The warp is some thin yellow cotton yarn I bought from Texere several years ago. The weft is some yarn again from the stash. I think it is called Piccaso and probably Sirdar. it is a black curly yarn with splashes of colour.  I am not yet adept enough to add little bits of colour to my weft. I am finishing the end without a fringe as I am hoping to use this fabric to make an item
 The end, end has been stitched but the beginning needs to be sorted out and is still tied in the knots that fixed it to the loom. The first few rows are quite loose but I hope I can sort this out.
I am quite pleased with it. I am looking forward to the next piece.


6 comments:

Mary Ann said...

You are really getting on with your weaving...Bravo!

We have sun but also a ton of snow...LOL Ah well. Tomorrow is the 1st of March which later in the month can turn out to be quite warm here if we're lucky:)

Soggibottom said...

OKAY... got through in the end :-) Just like the pony express ...
What are you going to make with all your weaving ?
It's rather stunning must say x x x x

Angela said...

You are realy very clever

Our weather has turned very misty and mild and quite dramatic this afternoon.

I have planted Broad beans and radish. rocket in a pot.

xxx

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow Wendy it is beautiful. What are you planning to make enquiring minds want to know

Angela said...

yummy, parsnips are my favourite veg. your weaving is lovely

~ Toni ~ said...

Your weaved piece is beautiful, and then you make my mouth water by posting a picture of home grown parsnips...yummmm!