Sunday, June 8, 2008

Moving Spirit

A lush experiment completed
From left to right:
All the warps are Bambu 12 (each end doubled)
1. Sett 24 epi (before wash) 7 1/4 x 72 (after wash) 7 x 63
2. Sett 20 epi (before wash) 8 1/2 x 76 3/4 (after wash) 7 3/8 x 66
3. Sett 18 epi (before wash) 12 3/4 x 76 (after wash) 11 1/2 x 67

I know I wondered if the shrinkage would be greater with a looser sett, but I didn't notice a great difference. Anyone good enough at advanced calculations could figure out the relative shrinkage.

All the wefts are un-knitted cashmere sweaters tripled. I am sorry you can't feel them. I know you would agree with me that the 20 epi feels the very best. (soft, resilient, and loft)

I'm almost finished weaving Jane's words LOVE, HEALTH, GRATITUDE. I decided to sett at 20 epi

Meanwhile I am trying to decide on the weft for Marjorie's words LOVE, HUMOR, NATURE

Concerning my impending move: I signed a lease yesterday. Here is the floor plan of my future home. It is quite a bit smaller than where I am living now, but this will be my opportunity to simplify.

Condominiums include studios, live-work spaces, lofts, and one- and two-bedroom condos. There are 153 units ranging in size from 340 to 1,066 square feet. There’s also 8,800 square feet of street-level commercial space housing 5 businesses.

To encourage social interaction, there is a 14-seat theater, fitness center, library/lounge with gourmet kitchen, several gardens with rooftop views and waterfalls, an art studio/hobby room, Pea Patch and a billiards room.


Peg in South Carolina said...

Well, I like all three! But of course I am seeing only the photo. I also like your new apartment. It looks very livable. And the fitness center is a real plus.......or at least it would be for me!

Anonymous said...


I wish I could feel those scarves. They look so soft.

Your new place looks fabulous! I would love to live in a place like that. I can't wait to hear more about it.

Anonymous said...

The bambu looks really lovely. I did a small sample of twill in my fine bamboo and was absolutely amazed by the softness of it.
Hope you have an easy move - hope there's room for those beautiful looms.