Perhaps others received the memo, but roundabout Exit 151 it comes as a surprise that October 2-8 is National Spinning and Weaving Week. To think I almost missed it all.
Interweave Press is celebrating with two book launches, Time to Weave by Jane Patrick and Spin to Knit by Shannon Okey. Each even has its own blog tour. I took a cursory look at Spin to Knit and very much appreciated its profiles of spinners, fiber purveyors, and spindle- and wheelwrights, but decided for the time being to save my pennies for Rhinebeck.
Not to mention I'm furiously knitting Rose of England and thinking about dyeing rather than spinning or weaving at the moment. But in honor of the occasion I hauled out my old handloom, made from a slab of scrap wood and a bunch of brads, and some woven squares. Obviously I once had a smaller loom, but I don't know where it is. There should be a couple of exceedingly long weaving needles around somewhere, too.
My sister made a patchwork pillowtop out of Weave-It squares, but I never could figure out what to do with my squares, so I'm not going to bother with a demonstration (if you're interested, see Weave-It directions). Must stick to my knitting!