The in-house workshop, one of my Four for Four workshops (although there were just three participants this time) ended yesterday afternoon and the house is back in its usual configuration once more. I really enjoyed having these ladies here and showing them how to think of weave structures, invent new ones and how to use colors so that the cloth is far more beautiful than if it had been woven white-on-white, for example. As is often the case, I find I am missing the Hall sisters (not their last names these days) but I have more than enough to do in re-entry...
The technician from Same Day Heating and Air came today to inspect and service my furnace. I had to replace the old one last October so this one is working very nicely. To my surprise, we got into a discussion about Hindu dieties--who would have guessed that a serviceman would know or even care? Neither of us are Hindu but both of us have wide-ranging interests. At one point he had said that it would be handy to have an extra hand and that brought Shiva to my mind whom, as a weaver, I have often thought of. Wouldn't it be handy to have six arms?! At least until it was time to buy a new tee shirt or even find a comfortable position in bed.
The people I meet often surprise and delight me.
Today I have to put the fabrics I used to illustrate my class--several hundred in all--back in their proper places so that I can find them next time and then I can begin the radio grill cloth. I expect delivery of the black and gold cotton yarn today. When I wove it before it made me think of the wasps that had attacked me as I shoveled out compost from the bottom of the container unaware they they regarded it as their home. It isn't surprising that they didn't appreciate my poking around and causing general collapse. I was astonished by how quickly they appeared and stung me and was glad for the Benadryl that stopped the swelling--and me because it makes me very sleepy.
Our weather has turned very chilly and the snow line is quite low on the hills around the city. I live in a low part of town so we get snow last and often less than people up on the benches. I shovel it by hand--I seem to do everything that way!--so having 12" when friends up there have 18" works for me!