Thank you for all your lovely comments about Old MacDonald and his John Deere tractor. I have to admit the tractor is looking a bit worse for the wear right now, but Old MacDonald simply won't let his Mother take all the decorations off of it yet. Little by little it is falling apart, so little by little I am taking them off. If something falls off Little Buddy will say, "Oh No!" with a bit of distress in his voice.
We have had a nice cool weekend, the perfect way to start November, although I stayed in all weekend and did not get to experience it. I am feeling better, but just tried my hardest to stay in and rest. Now rest means putting Halloween away, taking Thanksgiving out, cleaning, changing sheets on all the beds, doing laundry and catching up on emails and blog reading.....but I did make myself take a nap on Saturday!
I also had a finish. I actually made myself get my loom out and finish the table runner for my SIL. It seems like I started it ages ago. She arrived here yesterday for her six months in Florida and I thought I had better get it off the loom and ready to give to her. I think she really liked it and was touched I made it for her. Here have a peek.
It is a little shorter in length then I wanted but it will still be perfect for her table which is square.
This picture is actually pretty true to color. The table runner was made from approximately 475 yards of Berroco Boboli Lace in the color Bon Bon or #4312. I loved how it turned out.
And because I can't leave my loom empty, and of course I was supposed to be resting, I got it all prepared to make another project.
This will be my first time using two yarns at a time, and my first time using cotton yarn with my loom. I was thinking two nice tea towels and a few flowered dishcloths might be a nice present for my friend Lynda for Christmas. As she has just downsized and has gotten rid of so many things I want to make her something she will use. I will have to see how they turn out before I decide if they are good enough to give away. I can already tell that the cotton is not as smooth to use as wool, but it should be durable, just what you need in the kitchen to wipe your hands on.
Wish me luck.