Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Life and all its little surprises

So I've been debating back and forth for the few days since my last post. Mostly while knitting on my squishable hexipuffs!

I couldn't resist throwing in a quick whipstitch to see just how awesome this was going to be in the coming months (years...decades =P )

I almost want to make one in blue and gold now, ala the Zoras Sapphire from Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time

I'm going to quietly go to the corner now and calm down before I start designing hexipuff-tri-forces XD

I just placed my order for an Ashford Rigid Heddle Loom.

It's something that I've wanted to learn for a while now, and I debated on different brands (i.e. Ashford, Kromski, ect) and models (Rigid Heddle, Floor Loom, 4 harness, 16 harness, ect) before settling on the Ashford Rigid Heddle 32". My reasoning is simple. My wheel is an Ashford Kiwi, which I love to pieces and have had no problems with for the near year I've owned it. ::Shrugs:: I'm loyal to my brands so long as they don't screw me over. I drive Pontiac and Dodge. I won't own a motorcycle if it isn't a Kawasaki (more specifically the Ninja line, hence my name!) my needles are Clover and my supplies seem to stay Ashford. But something Kelley Petkun of KnitPicks fame said in her youtube class on weaving was 'I'm not a weaver. I'm a knitter who wants to bust stash, and has fun weaving'. I paraphrased a bit, but it's truth. Right now I'm a knitter. If it turns out I abso-fab love weaving, I'll invest in a floor loom in the future and learn from it. But baby steps!

On a final note, for any fantasy fans out there, can I just recommend The Rangers Apprentice Series by John Flanagan? I read books 1-6 year before last I think, because I got the 1st book on Kindle when I was working with the temp agency, but I put them aside when work got busy and life got hectic. I just reread book 1, The Ruins of Gorlan today, and almost want to keep going instead of doing my hexipuffs (I need to knit two tonight to get back on track, since I skipped last night due to major headaches).

My soup is beeping done, so I'll leave on that note and hopefully have a post soon chronicling my forays into the weaving world!

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