"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

More hand painted wool

I decided to weave another lap blanket for a gift. I didn't know what colour's the individual would like so I asked the person and than I hand painted the wool the requested colour's. There was nothing different in the process, just a change of colour. These colour's remind me of summer sunsets and flowers in my garden. In my next post I will show it to you and I will tell you what size I decided on.

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Lap blanket dimensions?

I wove this lamp blanket from my hand painted wool. However - I am puzzled. What size is a lap blanket? I looked on google but I thought the dimensions were too big - closer to what I would consider half an afghan. Is there such a thing? Maybe not. What I want from a lap blanket is for it not to touch the floor. Yes, it means my feet are not covered - but it also means I can get up quickly and easily without getting blanketed by my blanket. However, I was puzzled by what size to make my gift. I'd love to hear your thoughts - do you want your feet covered or uncovered?

Wednesday, 3 January 2018


This is some of the wool yarn I hand painted. This color way was inspired by the pleasant memories of summer days. It is the native greenery surrounding my cabin and the color of the wild salal berry juice that I love so much. I wove a gift for somebody who appreciates these colours. If you like you can guess what I wove and the next time I post I will show you.
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