Sunday, March 16, 2008

March Madness....

That's what it had to be. An extreme case of March Madness. What else could explain how I now own, well.


This.


It will weave fabric up to 38 inches wide and however long I want to thread it. Hand made, perfect condition. When in use it's 4 1/2 feet tall, 4 1/2 feet wide, and 5 feet deep. The gentleman who made it for his wife ( a weaver for years ) didn't want it to dominate the house... so its collapsible! When I'm not using it, the whole shebang folds up to only 2 1/2 feet deep.
How much did I shell out?
$500. That's it. He even through in a brand new yarn swift. I may curl up in a ball and giggle with delight. Don't mind me. At the last moment, my folks decided that as they had been the ones to tell the Prime Geek and myself about it, and as they would be out of town with my brother and his family for Easter... they paid the PG back the $500 and said Happy Easter.
WOOT!
Now, I just gotta figure out how to use the dang thing.....

6 comments:

Addiopolis said...

Congratulations, that's pretty darn exciting!

oonagh said...

i'll join you in the heartfelt giggling and the WOOT!!!!!

now i'm jealous.

quoth the drogo "have fun warping the damn thing"

you know, you suck.

find a class, honestly...or at least a local that will come visit and teach you how.........or a really good book.........
good luck hon........i'm jealous........

hugs.....

Chile said...

Wow. I'm jealous...and I don't even know how to weave.

MagHag said...

So you'll pick my brain at the next S&B....

Now I know why, after pining for it for years, I finally went ahead and got the dang expensive weaving book I learned out of at camp. So I could teach you!

M.

valéria said...

Wishing you lots of weaving fun with your loom, so off to spinning and sheering your own alpaca's and merino ;)

Anonymous said...

that is absolutely awesome!!!! i will have to see it and ogle at it tomorrow when we get together!