Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year's Eve

I got me-self a head cold and hope that it clears a bit before we hoot and hollar in the New Year. We are all heading over to Linda's house again this year for a games night. This year, I guess that the game shall be Clue. I haven't played Clue in years. I remember playing it in the hay loft a summer years ago with the group of kids that my sister and I ran with. We sat up in the huge empty loft by an open door and played, pondering who did it with what and where.

I wonder who shall be guilty tonight?

What are your plans?

And while I have you here, I have a question for the weavers. Harnesses are all numbered. Threading blocks (for crackle or overshot for example) are all capital letters. Tabby is notated as treddles a and b (usually in cursive) What about the other treddles? I use numbers, but my studio head has been teaching the second year students to use capital letters. I brought it up with her, and she said that it was how it was always done. Mary Black uses numbers. As does the drafting book that she calls her bible. What do you use?


Dave Daniels said...

Happy New Year to you!
We just got Clue. Can you believe I've NEVER played it, so I've got some learning to do this evening.
Hope you're feeling better.

Valerie said...

I learned w/ the Mary Black book, but I have two computer programs: Weave-It and Fiberworks PCW. In my experience, all of the treadles between the two tabby treadles are numbered. In fact that's how I memorize treadling sequences: 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-1...etc.

Jo in Boston said...

Happ New Year, Jackie!

The Spindling Scot said...

Happy new year jackie.
Well you are both right, all my American published books use A, B, C etc, all my European books use 1, 2 ,3. I use numbers personally :-)

craftydabbler said...

Someday I would really like to take a weaving class. So obviously I am of no help to regarding your treadles.

Thanks for commenting on my blog. You mentioned that you pickle. I honestly never thought of trying it myself, now I'm curious. Do you have a secret recipe or one you are willing to share? Granted I wont be doing anything until next summer.