Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Knitting: Sock Break

Well sometime last week I finished the Watermelon Socks and started in on the Big Red Tights from the Knitter's almanac.  Then I promptly took two or three days off knitting while I read books.

I don't know what the hell is wrong with me.

It's like I become serially obsessed; focus on something intensely, then flit off to the next one to become obsessed all over again.  I've re-read the first three Dean Koontz "Odd Thomas" books in two days.  And forget about the weaving.

I'm doing much more weaving now that I've gotten the stand for my Kromski Harp loom... my problem is the hassle of dragging it to somewhere where I can see the TV while I weave is becoming a pain, because it doesn't seem worth it to drag it back after only fifteen minutes, and I don't like spending more time than that in one chunk.  It's hard on my shoulders.

Getting a large roll of appropriate-width recycled newsprint paper is the best investment I ever made, though.  Rolling the warp onto the back beam is ever so much easier.  Just plonk the box down under the loom, direct-warp onto the loom through the heddle, and wind, giving the warp a tug after each rotation.  I have way fewer tension problems now than when I first started.

1 comment:

  1. LOL! I do the same thing.

    I was totally obsessed with playing on the DS and have since dropped it to get back into knitting. Reading will be next, I'm sure. It's just how it goes with those who have a wealth of hobbies. :)