I found myself involved in a major snarl up of traffic at Swindon. There had been a major accident on the motorway at 4am and they just shut the motorway until midday leaving a great deal of traffic stuck and including me. So it took forever to get home which ruined the rest of the day. I decided not to take the jacket with me to complete but take the 12 shaft plus, of course, lots of yarn to choose from. There is a lot of warp still on the loom and it is four colour double weave and I cannot bear to cut it off and throw it away.
Friday was weird because of Thursday. Up at 5 am, put on washing, loaded mixture for black currant ice cream into the icecream maker, looked for yarn, found three lengths of white silk velvet (more on that below), packed case for six days in Dundee, packed car including two large sacks of yarn for Cally Booker. Then hung up washing, unloaded the ice cream into cartons and put in freezer, washed up and set about the last job - planting my seedling aubergines in four Grobags and watering all the pot plants. I left the house for Dundee at 0710 am and arrived there at 1345. Then fell asleep in the sitting room!!
The white velvet was brought here to be dyed using Procion MX in which my sister is an expert. So three lengths so between 1 and 2 metres each have been dyed. The bigger two are shown below.
This is all because I have a lovely length of grey velvet with an Art Deco design in black and gold printed and my jacket tutor advised me to make up a jacket in cheap velvet before trying on that. I just happen to have three remnants of white velvet bought cheap at Beckford silk mill.