Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Meanwhile, Back At The Wool House

While it sure appears that all I've done lately is yard work and gardening, I actually made something.  Out of wool even!

A couple of months ago I spilled a cup of tea on the carpet at the Wool House.  Yes, the white carpet.  It didn't blend.  A friend came over and we got the carpet cleaned and while we were working on it and the place where I always sit and my dirty pant cuffs have grundged up the floor I thought, hmmm, why don't I have a rug here?

So I made a rug.

The light and dark gray warp (the threads that go longways) is Lamb Camp Legacy yarn.  I used a strand of each color together in every dent (space).  I knew Rocky and Jared's kids could hold everything together with ease.  The white weft (the threads that go back and forth) is the old Punkin yarn from the beginning of everything wool here.  This was the yarn my now friend spun before I knew I even liked yarn.  

I'd asked her to spin it bulky without either of us knowing the bulky yarn for a sweater should be very lightly spun and lofty.  While it did make a sweater and Punkin and I had our pictures taken together dressed alike, it was not a warm sweater (needs loft to trap warm air) nor was it super comfortable to wear.  I ripped it all back out (my sweater frogging started early ;-) and I tried to reknit it on a larger needle, but it just wasn't to be.

Rebecca was over here last week and I told her what I was doing.  I was worried she might be sad that I was using her yarn for a rug, but we both looked at the yarn and she said something about how differently she spins now and I said "Yes, but look at what all this yarn started!" 

It made a perfect rug. Something I'll be able to use and enjoy for the rest of journey.

Gratuitous picture of Pinot, napping in his favorite spot on the porch.  He naps for a bit, does a little grooming, eats some snacks over in his portable cage or litter box, hops around exploring, does a little jig and some zoomies and then goes back to his spot, takes a nap...  :-) 


Shirley said...

That's a beautiful rug- and special because of its back story.

June said...

The rug is beautiful and so is the story behind it. What are the finished dimensions of the rug. Are you sure you will want to walk on it - too pretty!

Terry and Linda said...

I love this post! The rug is beautiful and so that darling little bunny!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful rug (look at those perfect selvages) =:-O, and I love the provenance! I can't imagine having white carpet ANYWHERE; you're either brave or crazy. ;-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Perfect use for the yarn:)

amyfibre said...

Yay!!! Yay for weaving. Yay for re-using special yarn. And yay for you both recognizing the glorious journey!

Katie C. said...

The rug is gorgeous!

Hi Pinot. Hmmm, zoo it’s just like one of my cats …

-Katie C.

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