Hah! I wasn’t sure this would ever happen, but it seems I have made a significant dent in the “ubiquitous blue.” I have a pang to see it come to an end, though lord knows I am ready to weave, knit, do tapestry, sew – whatever it may be – with any other colour! I warped up the Jane to do a simple point twill, using the blue as warp and some pretty blue chunky mystery yarn as weft. (Found at a guild sell off, feels like wool, sure hope it is wool.) It is pretty enough, I think it will become a blanket, though I am going to have to make it in pieces given the size of my loom. That’s OK, it seems to be how I roll in this weaving game.
It has been an exceptionally nice week. Alison was in town and we went to the Sunshine Coast for a couple of days for some sister time. (Beautiful niece Chloe was here for a couple of days too, but she had to head back north a bit earlier.)
One of the highlights of the trip was a hike into Skookumchuk Narrows, four kilometres in the woods to a view-point where the sea rushes in quickly, especially at high tide. It was fantastic. And to cap the experience was watching a group of six sea lions playing in the surf. And it was clear that maybe they were fishing, but they were also really playing – breaching into the air, rolling and occasionally coming near. It is like watching crows and ravens catch the downdrafts – there is no question in my mind that the experience of joy transcends species.