Can you believe that it's August already?
I've been sewing, quilting, spinning, knitting, and weaving
when I can.
I finished a pair of hand spun Merino/nylon socks
that I had dyed in bright crimson, tangerine,
and sunny yellow.
Continuing with my scrap theme,
I've been sewing some improv hotpads,
along with some log cabin placemats in bright, primary colors.
And I've been weaving an overshot project
that has been sitting on my Baby Wolf loom
waiting for me for far too long
(I set up my loom in January!!).
The pattern is called Remembrance,
and it's from the book
Miniature Overshot Patterns
by Bertha Gray Hayes.
For the weavers out there,
the warp is 16/2 mercerized bleached cotton yarn,
and the weft (pattern) is 8/2 tencel in lemon drop.
I've always loved overshot,
with the magical 3D effect that the pattern (heavier) yarn creates.
Work progresses on my other looms-
the freestyle weaving on my Hollandia loom,
and the M's & O's pattern woven in hemp/cotton
for washcloths on my vintage small Harrisville loom.
During July, we were able to motorcycle as a family
along many of the mountain roads that we've come to love.
We logged hundreds of miles,
taking in the views,
relishing the backcountry roads that Idaho offers.
And it was a blast!!
|From the left-Zach, myself, and Seb|
|From the left-Zach and Seb|
|From the left-Zach and Marshall|
I hope that your summer is going well,