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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Slacker Blogger

But it's been a tough week - a tough month. Granted, I don't always make things easy on myself. But my husband has been traveling out of the country for the past week and a half, which is cool. I can handle that. I got lots of work done. For two weeks before that he was mad and not talking and I don't know why, so I just cried by myself every day. Anyway, our car was broken into last week, window smashed and the gps stolen. On Sunday I did the farmers' market by myself - fine, I've done that before. But on the way home I went to the store and backed into some guys (smaller) truck. Just a bump, mind you. His headlight cover had a small crack in it and there was a faint scratch on the bumper - the painted part.

I apologized and he was mad. I don't blame him, but dude, I'm sorry and what do you want me to do? Slit my throat? Here's the insurance card.

So, I have to tell my husband that when he gets home. He already knows about the broken-in-car incident. He's so tired from 13 hour time changes and travels to three countries. I'm tired, too. I will have to plan something very special to break the news.

On the other hand, a woman came up to me at the market because someone told her I was "the weaver" there. She gave me a bag of bobbins, a bobbin winder, a cone stand, and some shuttles. She wasn't weaving anymore. I asked her how much for this and she said, "Nothing. Enjoy them." And I almost cried (big surprise). I'm speechless. What a good, generous person.

What a confusing month.

Now for some eye candy, because nobody wants to look at a huge block of text.

Here is my latest scarf from mohair I bought at Rhinebeck from Kid Hollow Farm. I made two and I'm keeping one for myelf.

Note to self: brushed mohair is very difficult to weave on a regular loom. I think you need a rigid heddle loom. But I'm glad I didn't know that first because they did come out beautiful!


  1. Hi Leslie! So sorry to hear of your troubles. Just remember that things are bound to get better! It's hard to think only of the good in the world (like a stranger providing you with free weaving supplies and asking nothing in return) when there is so much bad.
    Your new scarf is lovely, by the way. I adore mohair and these colors are so complementary to each other.
    Sending a cyber hug your way! Theresa

  2. Thank you, Theresa! Things are better! The anticipation of telling bad news is usually worse than the results - especially if one preps for it with wine and cookies!

  3. I'm glad you ran into that woman after "running into" that man. It was your turn for a little happy ...