Posted by: Mare F | April 28, 2014

Fiber in the great outdoors

Here in northwest Connecticut the weather has been cooperating enough that with a sweater on I’ve been able to spend time on the deck with my toys. On a sunny Sunday morning I carried my 7′ triangle loom out and set it up in the sheltered corner of the deck. It was a great idea, but the wind was still made it too much of a challenge to weave so it traveled back inside in short order.

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I then moved around the corner into the sun with my spinning wheel and roving from Paradise Fibers. I admit that I did do a bit of hopping around out there, chasing the sun, but overall it was a great afternoon and I finished up that yarn. I then got to start on the roving I bought from Barbara Parry at the NY Wool and Sheep Festival last fall. It’s very, very nice.

Easter Sunday 002



On Monday afternoon, after work, I opted to bring my 24″ RH loom outside to finish up a scarf I’d started the previous week. It was a much nicer day and I really enjoyed myself in the breeze even with all of the pollen. My allergies have been going lightly on my this year so I’m optimistic about more outdoor fiber time. I had to kitty proof the warp for the next scarf…she thinks it’s her personal hammock.  Do you get to spend much time outside with your choice of crafts?

great hunter kitty proof loom 002

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