Friday, February 3, 2023

More weaving projects.

 Just finished a scarf for my niece in NYC. She loved it! 

             Made from alpaca yarn, color called boysenberry

This time, I tried a method that uses a pick-up stick so I could get a more varied pattern than plan weave. Really enjoyed using this technique although you have to pay attention, lol, or you can get lost. I tend to daydream when weaving so that can be tricky for me. 

Pick up stick course  Here is the course I took on-line from a fantastic weaver and instructor, Sara Goldenberg White.  

I learn something new with each project, and usually make a new mistake too, but I'm keeping a journal so hopefully won't make same mistake twice. 

       Already started a new project, a baby blanket for nephew and his wife in L.A. Using 100% organic cotton grown in USA.  Excited to see how this comes out. Warping the loom takes nearly all day, especially when you are working with a 32 inch loom and using about 300 strings!

I hope you have something fun in your life about which you are passionate. 
  #rigidheddleloom #weavingandwriting 

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Happy Ground Hog's Day How it began.


The First Celebration

Punxsutawney Phil is the focal point of the oldest and largest annual Groundhog Day celebration, held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to, 1886 marked the first time that Groundhog Day appeared in Punxsutawney newspaper, but 1887 was the first time the official trek to Gobbler’s Knob took place.

   The date of the celebration coincides with the medieval feast of Candlemas, and its pre-Christian predecessor, Imbolc, a day also rich in folklore. An old Scottish prophecy foretells that sunny weather on Candlemas means a long winter. 


How Does The Almanac Do It?

The Farmers’ Almanac uses a mathematical and astronomical formula to make long-range weather predictions, not folklore. They look at sunspot activity, tidal action of the Moon, positions of the planets, and many other factors to carefully craft a year’s worth of weather forecasts. Fans of the Almanac say our weather forecasts are accurate 80-85% of the time.