Oh yes I did let my fingers do the walking whilst recovering from neck surgery. And not just the 1967 Vintage Raleigh Sprite bicycle. It rides great with a new set of tires and a Mr. Lady tune up. Just the thing for an Old Zipperneck.
A fellow Raveller had a loom for sale and answered my forum plea for a countermarche. It is a Swedish loom, a vintage Glimakra 120 cm, 4 shaft, 6 treadle. Sue brought it from her Vermont farmhouse to meet Mr. Lady when he was cleaning out his mom’s house in Alexandria. She was on a trip to visit the D.C. area. Prior to being in Vermont the loom was in Holland after being built in Sweden then crossed the ocean to live in New England where I don’t think it was ever used. Mr. Lady and I set it up and I am learning about dressing it. A rag rug will be first up.
If I can’t go to Scandinavia I will at least own a bit of it. I dream big. Thank you Sue!
Suzie the Fiberdog has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. It happened suddenly on July 6th, and it was cancer. Stupid cancer. I miss her each and every day, she was my constant stay at home companion. She got me through the recovery without letting me slack on my activity and then she died. I know she waited til I was recovered and well. I so much appreciated her presence and she will never be replaced. We will have another dog at some point but never another Suzie.
We are going to the Outer Banks next week. The weather is almost too hot to go to the beach, much less knit, weave, or ride bikes. But we will have a place to stay unlike the very old days when we camped in a tent and the mosquitoes ate us.
Meanwhile I weave another spa towel on old Nilus. This one is for me.