my own weird weekend

I follow around a simply wonderful fellow who writes under Weird Weekends.  He has been known to dye wool with plants, felt human hair into caps and other odd things, spin his own yarn and weave rugs and other assorted items. Needless to say, he fascinates me! Yes, I have to admit, several times I wished I could try out some of the odd things he does in the name of having fun with the kids….or annoying the kids. I suppose it depends upon just how stinky the experiments become as to whether the children are enjoying themselves.

In any event, once he started weaving I started saving for a loom of my own.  And I finally purchased one.

When it arrived I had a rather annoying time trying to figure out what all the things were for and how to use them to make a cohesive loom. I supposedly have a “heddle”…and frankly I am still not sure exactly which thing the “heddle” is! It’s either the flat long thing or the cut-outs long thing. Either way, I figure someone will explain which is which to me later. I thought I had it figured out after watching six hours of weaving videos on YouTube, but I was wrong.

This weekend, I threw myself into the Loom experience……….I “inherited” an enormous amount of yarn in a “surprise box” I bought at a yard sale for a dollar…then George brought me home a garbage bag full of yarn from work……so I figured I could just whip out either a bunch of place-mats or something this weekend.

It took me an hour to figure out how to get the first strands of yarn on the loom…but I did it!

Then I had to stick the “heddle’ in between every other strand of yarn. One video said to place every other yarn into the “slot” so i figured it was the slot stick thing that was a heddle…but then ANOTHER video said the heddle was a flat stick. Well heck. So I tried both ways.

I am NOT smarter than a slotted stick and ended up grabbing Sam to show me what to do.  After all, he wove pot holders at kindergarten so I figured he’d understand this loom.

Sam, after looking over the loom for about a minute, looked at me and said “Give it up, Granma. Can I have a cookie?” (sigh)

After a lot of experimentation and assorted curses, I figured out how to weave! (That slotted stick is now sitting in the original mailing box.)

AND! No I didn’t finish a place mat! Just doing this three inches of a weaving took me over six hours today! It’s going to be next Christmas before I am done! BUT, I am really proud I stuck with it long enough to get this!

9 thoughts on “my own weird weekend

  1. Good for you for figuring it out. I hope it is fun for you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. My grandmother had me selling Christmas cards when I was about 10……and yes, we did those damn potholders too. The neighbors and relatives would close blinds and lock doors when they saw us coming.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. we not only sold girl scout cookies, but boy scout calendars and wrapping paper, pot holders and tea cozies for the Sunday school and collected for UNICEF……PLUS we tried to give away baby guinea pigs! Our neighbors not only locked the doors, they turned off their radios and televisions and turned out all the lights.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. HaHa. I think I would have also.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Well you just jumped right into the deep end! I would be the same as Sam….let’s just eat cookies. Where do you even find a loom? Seriously, where?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. You’ll get better with practice. I love the yarn 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Speaking as a man whose favorite show of all time is “How It’s Made”, I love this post! And congratulations! You have successfully woven weaving into writing. Success looms large.


  6. ahaha! it sounds trying! did you give sam the cookie? 😛 xo

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.


Quilting, Writing and More...

Karyn's Domain

My Realm of Personal Perspectives

Kimmy's Keto Patio

Living The Low Carb Life and Loving It!

john pavlovitz

Stuff That Needs To Be Said

Trinity's Portico

A place where prophets, apostles and poets meet in the lessons for each Sunday of the church year

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!

Praise the Lord ! Walking in God's Footsteps!

Humble, but Humorous

A view of the funny side of discovering GOD's plan

Evil Squirrel's Nest

Where all the cool squirrels hang out!

Sunken Thought

Just lost brainwaves


Living with an alter ego

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

that all men are created equal

forresting my cloud

Katy Boyer's Blissbait Art

Ammaarah Writes

aspiring writer, self proclaimed poet, pretentious film enthusiast, avid book reader, intersectional feminist

The Book of Life 📖

Symphony of my experiences in travel, tech, food and everything else I love.

Easter Ellen

Overcoming to Becoming.


my not so simple bipolar life

Superman cant find a phone booth

trying to save the day in my own unique way

Joel Hulsey

Overthinking and misunderstanding.

James Proclaims!

The wit and wisdom of a man who has neither...

Richmond Road

An old man wrestling with the alphabet. And other stuff.

Cage Dunn: Writer, Author, Teller-of-tall-tales

Manic, obsessed, driven to story - all story. Read, write, think, do; dabble, plan, play, do. Do more - More - MORE!

Running In My Head

rantings & ramblings of a book-loving, coffee-drinking, marathon-running social studies teacher

Marriage, Relationships

Intimate Relationships

dark anki

"Imagination: Upcoming Reality"

what sandra thinks

The Planet According to Dom

The workings of a dyslexic mind

No Purpose Club

Go Aimless , Live Life...


A Little Bit of Me


So it doesn't come out in polite conversation

Haider's Solace

Showing Through My Sight

Rhapsody Bohème

A warriors journey

Success Inspirers World

Opportunities and Blessings for Everyone

Planet Simon

A blog about life, the universe and some things that happen in it...

The Cheeky Cyclist

Life is better on a bicycle! Stories and adventures of an everyday dreamer sitting atop a bike saddle.

The Non-Alcoholic Student

Ramblings on the University experience from a sober student

Randomness Inked

Scribbling the Unspoken

Writings of The Count Gustaf

Abstract absurdist literature, from The Count Gustafs' emotionally indulgent, besotted with cerebration, and experience seeking brain.

Nan's Notebook

Things I want to say about this, that, and the other thing.

Filosofa's Word

Cognito Ergo Sum

Think Outside The Toaster

Where there's always a side of burnt toast...

Zombie Flamingos

A journey into bloggerdom

The Death Project

Susan Briscoe

Mary J Melange

A hodgepodge of thoughts, ideas and the reality of life.


Every day is another chance to change your life


where common sense collides with nonsense

Its good to be crazy Sometimes

A view from the inside of going through the minefield of the British benefit system if you are disabled and the ups and downs of coping with mental illness

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close