The Sound of Inevitability

May 19, 2013 at 9:31 pm 10 comments

I guess it was bound to happen.

I had dabbled in weaving before.
Built a simple frame loom.
Had The Man build me a peg loom.

So you could say I was loom-curious.
But I really wasn’t looking.

Honest.

I hadn’t written anything about it here, but I had recently listed my Kromski Minstrel for sale on Ravelry and Craigslist.
The only inquiries I received were from people who wanted me to ship her, and I didn’t want to deal with all that.
So I thought I would just hang onto her for a while, even though she hasn’t been getting much use since my new lateral treadle model has come on the scene.

Then I got an email from someone local offering a straight trade.
For a loom.

Harrisville Designs 4 harness 22 inch floor loom.

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Here she is in my sewing room.

Cool,eh? Already warped and everything. (I didn’t do that, she came with a warp on!)

Yeah, I started playing around tonight with some monkey sweater leftovers.

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This is so neat. 🙂

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  May 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    What is the sound of someone falling down a rabbit hole? 😉

    Reply
    • 2. sheepsclothing  |  May 19, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      pretty much the same sound,,, but I’m getting so deep that it’s probably fairly muffled at this point …

      Reply
  • 3. Donna  |  May 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Very cool! You will need more sheep now 😉

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    • 4. sheepsclothing  |  May 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      I love how your mind works 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. Linda  |  May 20, 2013 at 6:27 am

    There are those of us who understand completely. Your loom looks absolutely beautiful! I’ve somehow acquired 3 floor looms, and am not yet proficient at any of them. But it’s so much fun!

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    • 6. sheepsclothing  |  May 20, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      thanks Linda- I am so excited about the prospect of turning my handspun into woven fabric. Lots to learn, though!

      Reply
  • 7. basicallybenita  |  May 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    That same loom was my first one, too, and I still love it many years later. Sounds like you got a great trade!

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    • 8. sheepsclothing  |  May 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Seemed to me that it was a great trade. I was powerless to resist!

      Reply
  • 9. thecrazysheeplady  |  May 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Good trade!

    Reply
  • 10. Tina T-P  |  May 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Oh, my – I can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with next! T.

    Reply

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