Friday, August 30, 2013
Almost a Success....
It wasn't. That's because I forgot to put leader boards in the loom, before starting the weaving...Otherwise, it would have been pretty nice.
I finished the last few rows this morning, knowing that one end would be just fine. The other end.....Not so fine.
I decided to bite the bullet and finish it anyway.
First I put glue on both ends, figuring that it might help.
It was fine on the finishing end. I scooted right along and tied square knots. Nice even and smooth.
I put the bottom end at the front of the photo so that you could see how uneven it is.
It doesn't look terrible, but the glue is what is holding it together. Without the leader boards, there was not enough length in the thread to tie the square knots....After about four, which took about 15 minutes, I decided that the glue was going to have to do on this one....
Believe me. I will not forget to weave in a couple of tongue depressors before I start next time. That will keep the edge straight and leave me enough thread to tie the knots.
Eskiaga volunteered to sit in it to show it off....He doesn't know that it is going in the Weaver's Workshop or in the waste basket. It is a toss up as to where it goes right now.
Meanwhile, yesterday afternoon, I decided that I was tired of looking at a Nestles water bottle, sitting on the nightstand.
I fancied it up with a bottle cozy. Simple double crochet in rows. Then when I noticed that I was going to run out of thread I switched to 1 dc and two chains, alternating. I finished it by chaining a cord to run through the top.
And....a longer chain with what was left to tie on the bottle if I want to carry it anywhere.
I made the mistake of filling it with Cherry Pepsi. Tessie is trying to figure out how to get into it. Ladder and looooong straw?
Back to the Bloomie's Box now.
See you tomorrow.