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  1. Kristin

    Gosh, that was quick. And how lucky to have found the loom you wanted straight away!

    I can’t wait to see examples of your weaving – different colours, different fabrics.

  2. Heidi

    Oh yay! Congratulations! Why wait when you know exactly what you want, right? :) I can only imagine how interesting it must be to figure out all the little details. What a learning experience! And what a great feeling when the trial and error slowly develops into trial and success. Can’t wait to follow your weaving here on the blog.

  3. Heather

    Love your determination, enjoy your new apparatus!

  4. Mintyfresh

    I am coming to visit. No, seriously. I will find a place to stay that is pet-free, and then I’m coming!

  5. sulafaye

    I am so excited to see you pursue this! Do you mind if I live vicariously through you in this process? It is a long-term dream of mine as well.

  6. whitney

    Oh, wow, a loom of your own already? How exciting! It’ll be fun to follow your weaving here…a little bit of vicarious living, I guess!

    The colors of the yarn you’re using for your PS scarf really do evoke fire!

  7. heather

    congrats! Look like weaving has lit a fire within…(Sorry had to go there!) ;-)

  8. AmyDe

    WOW! That’s so wonderful. I love how you embrace learning something new. I have a hard time not getting stuck OR getting in over my head. I guess I should embrace the tortoise philosophy of slow and steady wins the race, but I am more a “gotta get it now” sort, though I’m trying to steady myself. You are an inspiration in that pursuit as well as many others.

    Thanks!
    A

  9. Robin in VA

    She’s beautiful, how fortunate you are!! Weaving is the next hobby to I want to give a shot at…and I too will be buying a loom I’m sure!!!
    Congratulations!!!

  10. Gaile

    Amazing! I had a feeling when I read your post about the weaving weekend that you’d be looking at looms – but wow, you didn’t waste any time!

    Funny how spinning has never interested me, but I keep seeing weavers and thinking that is something I’d like to try.

    I’ll be watching your progress with great interest, you have such a wonderful sense of colour and design.

  11. Joanna Kostrzewa

    She’s a beauty! *^v^*
    I don’t like warping, either… But I like sewing up the knitted pieces of a sweater. Strange, huh? *^v^*

  12. Lin

    Gosh, that is fab you found a loom so fast, the colours look great in your first fabric.

  13. Christine

    Way to go, Lolly!

  14. Kiva, Southern Girl Musings

    You are truly determined and great that you found what you were looking for locally. Enjoy the journey. :)

  15. Jeanne

    Congrats on finding a loom so fast – I really want to learn to weave someday, so I am really enjoying reading about your journey.

  16. Nicole

    A bold new adventure that is sure to yield beautiful and inspiring results… I can’t wait to see what you make.

  17. Leslie

    very exciting. i’m eager to hear about your new passion as it develops. :)

  18. Lori

    Oh my gosh, she’s a beaute! Have you given her a name yet? I just aquired an 8 shaft baby wolf, my first loom, along with 11 apple boxes full of unused cones, all the accessories and loads of books for free. It was a gift from heaven above. Now I just need to learn. I wish I lived in an area where there were schools like the one you attended. I’m so glad I can check in with you and watch your progress. Your a great source of inspiration.

  19. Taueret

    ohhh look at your loom! Thanks for the close-up of the heddles, last night my husband was asking me, if my loom is a ‘rigid’ heddle, then what other kind is there? I wasn’t sure- but now I can show him a pic. I wonder if it isn’t up to us beginning weavers to start writing helpful blogs about beginning weaving? Something I have been pondering of late. Enjoy your loom!

  20. Robin

    How exciting! I can’t wait to read about your weaving – you always have such informative, interesting posts. Have fun with your new toy!

  21. Sasha

    Oooh how exciting Lolly!! Don’t forget there’s always weavecast.com – a podcast for handweavers. And Syne Mitchell, the host, is also starting up a weavezine too :) Check them out if you haven’t already!

  22. Shell

    Congrats on not only getting your baby wolf, but also getting it warped and weaving so quick!

  23. stinkerbell

    way to go after your desires :) and I still think the red looks pretty… now to start knitting me something red too!

  24. Avice

    Way cool. You are inspiring me to learn how to use the loom I have been given on long-term loan…. It has been sitting — all wrapped up and carefully protected — in our barn since it was given to me.

  25. Christine

    I love the color of your scarf yarn. I decided to go with just orange for now for February/March. Can’t wait to see your weaving progress :)
    Once you master weave you should try spinning.

  26. Kelli

    I remember my first attempts at warping and readying the loom. lol I do know that my teacher was very good and we had a notebook that we drew our pictures in. :) We tied our threads in bundles and then used a group of threads to wrap them to the rod, you could adjust the tension of the groups by adjusting the wrap and butterfly knot. Were you taught something similar?

  27. LizKnits

    Congrats on your new loom. Love the color of the scarf too… that is going to be great!

  28. Alice

    Wow it’s huge! Seriously you impress me all the time with your fearlessness to try new things. It’s really inspiring :)

  29. Erica

    I am so jealous! That’s a beautiful loom, and I’m sure it will be tons of fun to play with. I can’t wait to see what you make with it! Enjoy your new baby. =)

  30. Sarah

    How exciting – I know you’ll soon have it all sorted – I like the idea of getting the seams out of the way at the start of the project :o )

    Love your PS scarf – great yarn.

  31. Emily

    Wow – your newest interest sure escalated quickly! But I can sure see how, weaving is maaarvelous.

  32. Macoco

    Congratulations on the loom! I can’t wait to see some more of your weaving.

  33. stacey

    you wasted no time!!! did you fit that in your office????? wow!!!!

  34. Steph

    Ooh, gorgeous scarf! I love the colors.

  35. courtney

    oh WOW, that’s a big (literally and figuratively) investment, way to go!
    the embers scarf is looking beautiful…so much red! :)

  36. Jody

    Congrats on the new loom!! How exciting! I can’t wait to see your first piece – loose tension and all!

  37. mel

    Congratulations – what a thrill :) I felt this way with with my first knitting needles (though on a much smaller scale) when my SIL left me after teaching me to knit and purl…. You are spot on – I can no longer name the number of tricks, techniques and times that other online knitters have helped me out, I hope you will find a growing online weaving community as more people take it up. Thanks for sharing your excitement and learning process!

  38. Erin

    It’s so amazing how so many people who I usually associate with “knitting” somehow cross over into other fiber arts. It’s not that knitting in and off itself is “not enough” it seems to be that we all want to learn more of the world of the fiber arts, rather than one small piece of it.

  39. keri

    How exciting – what a wonderful new toy you have!

    I just loved your post on going to the class, it sounded so fun and fascinating and you made me really want to learn how to weave.

  40. Risa

    Congrats Lolly! What an exciting purchase :)
    BTW, I love that you call your loom “her,” like a new friend!

  41. Jenna

    Wow, you really did move fast! I think it’s great – a long time lapse could cause you to forget some of what you learned. Hopefully, as you said, you will now be on the path to retention and mastery! The sample does indeed look really lovely in the photo. I hope that a bit more practice increases your skill. I’m so interested to see where you go with this craft!

    I love the scarf pattern. I should be really pretty with that interestingly-named yarn.

  42. tiennie

    I’m so impressed by you! Can’t wait to see more of your gorgeous work!

  43. Julia

    Yay! Congrats on you baby wolf! I *heart* mine! you’re definitely inspiring me to work on it now! Did you know there is a strooler you can buy for it? It raises it up a bit, makes working on it more comfortable, and has casters so when you need to fold it up, or more it, you roll it right along. That’s been on my wish list for awhile!

  44. Christie

    So cool!

  45. ellie

    A baby wolf is what I’m borrowing from my local weaving guild. I absolutely love it. And it does fold up so nice. If I had the space I’d rather have something I can weave a wider width cloth on, but this fits perfectly in my craft room. I’ll be sad to give it up. You should look into a guild in your area. I’ve found weavers to be the nicest people around. I love my guild more than I’ve ever loved any local knitting group.

  46. Jessica

    Congrats on the new toy! Hope you enjoy your new adventure. :)

  47. Tamar

    Oooh, I am so envious of that gorgeous loom! I know just what you mean about the relative lack of weaving resources online – I was unable to find even a diagram explaining how a loom works, or a list of terminology, when I was researching looms. Maybe this can start a call for the weavers reading out there to share their love of the craft? I will try to write more about my process, although I am such a newbie, I doubt I can be of much help!

  48. Nonnahs

    Wow, look at you! How exciting! I can’t wait to see all the projects you make on that new toy of yours!

  49. Specs

    Just looking at your pictures has reminded me of the sound a loom makes. (That great chhhhhk-cha-chik noise) Now I’m all nostalgic for summers at my aunt’s house, knitting on her couch with my cousin while she weaves after dinner. :)

  50. Terri

    Wow – that is such great news! and quick…..and you’re warped up and weaving already!

    Since I started weaving in the Saori way, I really enjoy the process of warping as well as the weaving. At each stage I am still making choices and changing my mind and designing. Choosing the colors and yarns, choosing where they go in the warp, the sett of the warp (which can vary). These days I get my loom warped up and weaving much faster than all the planning that I used to do.

    Happy Weaving,
    Terri

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