OMG. It was March when I posted last. Four months ago... That is way too long, but I have to say, a lot has happened.
From the photo, you may surmise that my loom, which was forever ensconced in a sunroom with burgundy carpeting, is now in a much different room, in another state. Yes, we have made the move from Iowa to Louisville, Kentucky, and the loom made the move as well. It was a huge, year long process, making that move. Our house had to have 25 years of deferred maintenance done in about 14 months. It was painful and expensive, but in the end it was worth it. We were able to sell fairly quickly, and get moved to be closer to the daughters, son-in-law, and the grandchildren.
Settling in has been slow. There are boxes that may never be unpacked... We've been in the house almost two months, and yesterday the couch arrived! Brace yourself.
It's eggplant. And I love it.
But I digress. The weaving studio is finally taking shape. We're in a house that is 116 years old, and about 800 square feet smaller than we had before. The loom and a work table and a bunch of plastic bins are residing in the smallest bedroom (of 3). My books are down the hall in another bedroom, but will probably make the trip up the hall eventually.
We live in a fabulous historic neighborhood that is very walkable, with restaurants, shops, library, baseball, golf, etc. very close by. I have a local yarn shop about four blocks away. The Woolery is about an hour away in Frankfort.
I haven't figured out if there are any weaving guilds in the area though. If Kentucky weavers could let me know if there are weaving groups around the Louisville area, it would be much appreciated!
Meanwhile, I have started handpainting yarn, and selling on Etsy. It's good to know that my faithful customers haven't forgotten about me. I really have to get busy weaving now!