Sunday, February 6, 2011

Spring in February

Blossoms in February 2011

I figure I’d better get these plum blossoms posted before the weather changes.

I know there’s several feet of snow back east, but here, it’s a very early Spring and the alley behind our house is lovely. Of course, the blossoms drop within about a day, but for the weekend, they’re lovely and their sweet scent is not overpowering.

The Artist has been busy not only carving his Medieval tables, but also making me some looms. I’ve always wanted to weave, as if knitting and sewing is not enough, and after I saw a tiny little 2” square hand loom in an old magazine, I asked him if he could make one for me.  The Artist researched hand looms on the Internet and presented me with not only a 4” loom, but the instructions (from 1936) as well. I’m practicing. What will I “make”? I have no idea if I will ever have a finished product. But I really like it and I can use up all my yarn bits.

Little Loom samples - first 5


Then, on Wednesday, I received an even larger loom from The Artist. I’m almost afraid to start using it, but I sure do like it! It’s 24”x18”.

Big loom

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

Wow, very exciting about the looms! We have lots of pretty peach and nectarine blossoms here but I don't know what the recent freeze has done to them yet. The plum and apricot are still dormant.