I’m not good with lists. For example, when I go to the store, list in hand, I’m confident that the list is comprehensive and complete — that everything I need is on the list. That confidence lasts until I get home, and realize that I did forget something important like toilet paper or laundry detergent or trash bags or beer. Something that wasn’t on the list.
As a result, I tend to
horde overbuy things. My pantry has many cans of tomatoes, all purchased on different trips to the store. On the floor are a few gallons of cranberry juice, and on the shelves, about six jars of the same kind of salsa.
I’ve had my spinning wheel about three years. Since I spin a lot, that means I’ve accumulated quite a lot of yarn. As a knitter, that’s a good thing. But knitting is a pretty slow process — I can spin 400 yards of yarn faster than I can knit it. So the yarn is piling up.
Last month, I decided to do something about my growing stash. I bought a rigid heddle loom:
Weaving on this loom is so easy. And quick. The handspun gradient warp in that picture is fiber from Gnomespun Yarn and Fiber. After a couple of days, became this scarf: