Friday, January 29, 2010

It has been soooo long

I know, I know, January is almost gone and I have not given you any advice. Before I go further, I am truly sorry but things have been a little complicated around here. Doreen has had a lot of trouble with her right knee and can not have surgery until the 12th of February therefore I have not been able to do all the things I normally do here at the shop. We have had so many good friends help me out with their coming in and giving knitting advice when neither Linda nor Lynne are working. They have made it all possible for the store to keep open during this period of time. My family have been very helpful with careing for Doreen while I am at the shop. Hopefully a month from now will find us back on track at home and in the shop.

I have been doing some weaving with the acrylic yarn we carry and I have a baby afghan done enough for you to see how it weaves. I am also using it for a piece of cloth that could be used as a placemat or even to be made into a purse. It is fine to weave with and the textural pattern, sunken diamond, is very pretty. I am going to use it for a rubic cube purse. It is a neat pattern. Will have it pictured on the next blog.

My thoughts of late are centered on Doreen and her pain and inability to get around. It would be great if she could get up and work on the computer or even be able to knit, it just isn't happening. The pain and frustrations are so bad that she even does not sleep well which of course, leads to more of the same. Keep us in your prayers and thoughts. I still keep smiling and hoping that the days go swiftly. Come in to visit and show me what you are weaving. Love to you all, Elaine


  1. Elaine,
    So glad you posted and we have been thinking about you gals. Sorry to hear Doreen isn't up and around yet, may the time come soon and everything work out for the best. Ashleigh and I have been thinking about you both.
    Best Wishes,

  2. Hi Elaine, I am new to your blog and to weaving. I have 4 Hazel Rose looms, and am really enjoying making the squares. However I am having real trouble in joining them together. Yours are beautifully joined - and I know that is probably all your experience - but what is the best way to join them? Thank you in anticipation...

    Rosie in the UK