weaving along and geeking out
on the continuing love affair
between plied paper
and wedge weave,
that the tapestry I was making
bore more than a little resemblance
to the clothing I had on--
and the underlying pleasure
of working with what is at hand
coming together in beloved jeans,
a tapestry in progress
and last summer's tabby-tapestry
(about which I just realized I wrote four blog posts;
if you're interested you can find them here, here, here and here).
Well, that was fun, I thought,
and got back to work.
when the next day,
as I carefully Tucked My Tails,*
I noticed it again --
not quite as marked, perhaps,
though the silvery-grey/brown combo
went well with the pieced linen shirt
(prototype of sorts for the linsey-woolsey one),
if not the tattered trousers
(almost as thoroughly mended as the jeans).
*readers of the guide might note the use of passive weft in the top middle square above, and the tapered end on the top right one
though I did not make a plan,
I was a little less astonished
when the same thing happened.
has not yet needed mending
though the sweater/shirt is,
as usual, something I made.
weaving on and blissing out
on the energy of the tidy little squares.
the white hemp pants I chose
(prototype for the worn out brown ones
and significantly more robust),
did not have much to do
with the colors I was moving into,
when I noticed that I was wearing
a Somewhat Slanted Sweater.
of making angled squares
is apparently as irresistible just now,
as turning compost into yarn.
And sometimes the colors work too.
to draw some important conclusion(s)
from all of this matchy-matchy
but at the moment
I am actually caught up
in the drama of the triangles
that have suddenly shown up
here at the very end of this long narrow tapestry--
for after the calm of the simple squares
the pointy shapes make my heart beat
in a disconcerting (though not unpleasant), way
and I want to see if what I weave next
will calm it down again--
And if it does,
whether the underlying wedge weave energy
(currently contained by the warp tension)
will go even wilder
once released from the loom.
the "skirt" of today's outfit
is a hastily wrapped scrap
of a worn-out sheet that
ultimately proved to be beyond mending,
wrapped around my waist
to make a pair of leggings
feel like real clothing,
Because sheets are more real
than stuff I buy at the store?