Friday, October 3, 2008

Eye Candy Friday

A beautiful Fall day on a Texas ranch. I took this picture a few years ago on a trip to visit family. My cousin's in-laws have a gorgeous ranch with a little lake, beautiful houses, and they'd decorated a lot with pumpkins to celebrate Fall. I love this picture of an old wagon full of pumpkins. It was such a wonderful day and a great trip. I can't wait to go again.

I haven't posted much this week because I don't have any new FO's to show, yet. And, I haven't started any new projects. Although, I have gotten my wheel spinning again. I hope to have something to show for it next week. Which, happens to be "Spinning and Weaving Week". Hey, maybe I'll use that as an excuse to stop procrastinating and order a new reed for my loom. I've been thinking of getting one with less dpi (dents per inch ) so I can use thicker yarns for warp. I currently have a 12. So, I can only use thin yarns. Dish towels, towels, and rugs have been fun but I think something with fluffy, thicker yarn could be fun for a change. Plus, I have some things in my stash that have been there for too long. I'd like to bring them out to play. I'm thinking of getting a 6 dpi reed. If you're a weaver and you're reading this...I'd love any feedback you may have.

We may actually have cool, Fall like weather this weekend. That would be so great! I'm keeping my fingers crossed...or might be hard to play with yarn that way. lol

Have a wonderful weekend! :- )


Sel and Poivre said...

Spinning and Weaving! What a great "to do" list you're working on!

Lisa said...

Easy! just space out the warp over the dents. one every other dent will give you 6 epi. you can also double or more your epi by sleying more than one end in a dent. thats how i get 24 epi with my 12 dent reed.

Acorn to Oak said...

I've done those things plenty of times. It's just that a 12 dent reed won't accomodate thicker yarns. It would just wear them down as I use the beater. I ordered a 6 dpi reed and I expect it any day now. Yay! How exciting! I've been thinking about this for years. It's about time I ordered one!! lol