Sunday, December 5, 2010

still not weaving much

Wow, did not realize how little I have posted in the past year.

I am finally unpacked. Have painted a bit over the past couple of months, but not woven or done any embroidery, so I haven't updated either of these blogs. I tend to get out the embroidery in the winter, so I guess I will probably do that here pretty soon. I need to be wrapping Christmas presents and figuring out what I have bought and still need to buy, however.

I still love the Ashford Inklette, but haven't used it since June. I need to find a table which is lower than any TV tray or the folding table I have, and clamp it down when I use it, because I think holding it the way I was in May and June was at least partly to blame for the back pain that I had in June and July. Well, and still have. I had an MRI in July and found out that I have arthritis my lower three vertebrae - have had injections twice since then - but I do think that the way I was sitting and holding it, and having to lean and stretch forward to use the loom brought on the pain.

Well, hopefully I will have something to post in the next month or so. Maybe I can try and figure out a way to clamp the Inklette - I have a very pretty green and grey warp on it, and would love to finish it. Someday I'll get a larger Inkle loom so I can do actual belts and camera straps and guitar straps. Maybe I'll get a floor Inkle so I don't have to worry about clamping it! :-) The book I have by Helen Bress has plans for making one. Hmmm.

Thursday, December 2, 2010