Sunday, July 19, 2009

Anybody looking for a rabbit?
A friend of a friend found him wandering around her driveway. He was caught, the house that they thought he came from was approached, and they admitted to letting him go just because they didn't want him anymore. (who thinks an angora will be okay on it's own. Especially in Sacramento in July???) I said I'd take him because I had an extra cage, but I'm not sure if I have time to groom one more bunny. He's a satin angora, he's small now but I'm not sure if that's due to neglect, or if he's simply young. I also need to attack his coat, and I'll probably just chop it all off.

In other news, more scarves on and off the loom- I was playing with a pattern and tried it out in several different color combinations. By the last one it's evident that I was getting tired of it! Here is a picture before that last one was off the loom.
Handwoven scarves The warp on all of them is Webs merino/tencel yarn, and the weft is various heavy fingering weight yarns, some are bamboo/merino/nylon, one is merino/tencel, and one is some cotton/wool/nylon sock yarn that I had a single skein of sitting around.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A recent project- it's now finished weaving, but still on the loom while I finish the rest of the warp.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Two "new" toys.

One belonged to a friend of my dad's. It's a 1908 Singer 66K-1.

Closeup of 1908 Singer 66-1 treadle

It has Brown Lotus decals and my dad restored the cabinet. (I guess it was in pretty poor shape, I still need to work on gluing down a loose part of the veneer. The machine itself is in great shape.

1908 Singer 66-1 Treadle

The other machine was my great grandmother's White Family Rotary. It's a 1909 machine and sews wonderfully, even though it's in not as nice cosmetic condition. I'll need to do some work on the cabinet, as it got left outside for a while.

My great grandma's sewing machine

My great grandmother's sewing machine

After tuning them up, I've been playing with them and made a couple of modern dresses, a small carpetbag and a cat bed.