Grandma Says

I love to knit. . . been doing it since I was in 2nd grade . . . and that was a loooong time ago. And yet, I’ve always wanted to learn how to weave. However, I am the kind of knitter that knits a swatch and then goes for the project . . . I ‘m not very good at the planning stage. I’ve not dug into the world of weaving very deeply because it seems to me like you need to plan out your projects. And, convincing myself I don’t really like planning, thus weaving, is an excuse for the fact that looms are expensive and take up a lot of room. So I’ll stick to my first love, knitting.

I did take a table loom weaving class at the Yarnery in St. Paul about 10 years ago. That was really fun, but I didn’t have any of the tools. (Use of  a loom and tools were included in the class, but I had to return them) Drat.

Last week,  a friend of the family gave us looms!!!!

A 60″ Fanny Loom and a table loom. . . and a bunch of stuff that is unidentifiable to me. I feel so fortunate! Now, what to do with it all and where in the house to set it up? I’m really excited to start learning to use this wonderful gift!!

I’ve been researching classes and reading books from the box-o-books that accompanied the looms. The first thing I want to weave is a guitar strap for my 1947 Martin OO17!

As my Grandma often said when she heard me whining when I was a child, “Be careful what you wish for”.



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One Response to Grandma Says

  1. Ellen says:

    While Shawn digs into her light reading and project planning, I stand in awe of this beautiful loom and wish we could build a room to house it. We don’t really need the couch do we?

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