Sunday, November 06, 2005

I'm not weaving without it!


I really don’t need another hobby, especially a good one, since there are already not enough hours in the day to do all the things I love doing. But it was such a good deal. I got it at the Spinners and Weavers show – it was the only loom for sale, and it was singing out to me. I didn’t buy it right away because I needed to think it through and figure out how I would fit it into my apartment and so on. I decided I don’t really need the loveseat, and the loom is about the size of a loveseat. Brand new, a loom like this would cost about $1800, and I got it used for $150. My friend helped me move it and together we dragged this 95-pound loom up the three flights of stairs to my apartment.

So now I have a loom, and I have no idea how to weave. None. The course doesn’t start until March. In the meantime I’m going to read about weaving and I’m going to put my loveseat on Freecycle.

The picture is of me falling in love with the loom at the show. As soon as I sat down, I felt I was "one with the loom."

Next I’m getting a spinning wheel and a sheep.


At 11/07/2005 11:31:00 AM, Blogger JuliaR said...

Too cool! I have thought weaving would be one of those things I’ve love to do. And I even fantasized about having a farm with sheep and a loom (and chickens and things) leading up to the big scare that was Y2K. Good thing nothing happened because I didn’t have the farm or anything. Good luck with the loom - I hope you have lots of fun with it.

At 11/07/2005 03:34:00 PM, Blogger Zoom! said...

The farm fantasy has a certain appeal, doesn't it? A log house, a fire in the hearth, something wholesome bubbling in a pot on the stove, the aroma of homemade bread, a loom, a spinning wheel, some free range chickens, and a small flock of sheep.

Nobody ever fantasizes about a cubicle...


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