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Being behind, at least I was weaving, and a book

The holidays are inching closer and I’m feeling very behind. During the first stage of house renovations, I moved things out of two rooms into the back bedroom, otherwise called the guest room. The major stuff has found a new home, but there’s still some piddly things that need to be addressed. After all, I am going to have guests, and they need a place to sleep. And the washer needs to be fixed. And I can’t wash some yarns I dyed for a friend until it gets fixed plus there’s regular laundry. Yes, I’m kind of whining.

We’re having perfect weather for building a fire in the stove and weaving, so that’s what I did today. I cut the wedge/squares piece off, and I still don’t love it–picture later. But it was really important that I was weaving. Sometimes you just have to just jump in and do it. This cold weather is supposed to be gone in a day or two. Then I will go outside to continue with the other Great Sort, make more trips to Goodwill, and make my garbage men love me. But I have found three boxes that I can take to the shredder. Yippee!

Besides color, I constantly look at shapes and patterns. The shadows of tree leaves on the walk, the lines of the upholstery in the waiting room, advertising, whatever. Here’s a book with some interesting patterns in it: 100 Diagrams that Changed the World. I want this book! I don’t care what the review says about the text. I only want to look at the pictures. If I want more knowledge about one of the diagrams, well, there’s always Google. Below is a picture from the book, stick navigation chart from the Marshall islands. Love the lines in this! And Google has already come to my rescue, along with Wikipedia.

Parade magazine had an article about the book on a Sunday several weeks ago.