In my warped (hey, that’s a good pun) way of thinking I am weaving and knitting everything I can that is wooly and warm; in the hopes that it will trick spring temperatures into returning to normal. It has been cold and dreary and if it keeps up I will be wearing the black and white slipped stitch cowl that I am knitting. Even though it is cashmere, I think I’d rather just have spring return. I also just pulled the rest of the alpaca and wool spot weave cowls off the loom and am really liking how they look all piled up. Mostly I just like how piles of handwoven fabric looks. Seeing that cushy soft pile makes me want to make a version wide enough to be a blanket. Sounds like a good excuse to find a spot for my 54 inch Glimakra that has been in storage for awhile. But that will have to wait, I think it is finally time to put away the wools and alpaca and wind some warps with my other favorites: silk, linen, bamboo and hemp. And it is also time to get off my black and white kick, at least temporarily. Lately I have been having dreams of colorfully dyed warps and I need to make that a reality. Especially with the Winding Roads Art Tour coming up May 21-22.