We may have difficulties getting TT22 away from Maryland, where he has been playing hide and seek with Deetzie either in the gardens or at the
Black Sheep yarn store (… no wonder, with such a yarn selection!)
it’s time to determine the next host, for September.
If you are interested and available to “entertain” TT22 for a month,
please leave a comment in the comments section below.
No hexagon weaving experience necessary … if you have a friend who is new to (hexagon) pin loom weaving, please share this post and invite them to host TT22!
Signup is open now, and will end Wednesday, August 31st, at noon time US CDT. I will contact the new host and make the announcement shortly after I hear back from him/her.
If you would like to
know more about how this challenge works, please see the plan.
TT22 wants to share a few impressions from his … August diary on Ravelry
The trip across the country went smoothly, and Crow and I had great chats along the way. Thank you, Beth, for sending Crow along! Exploring my home for August … a brook in the backyard! Instant favorite. It’s the Charles Run that ultimately feeds into the Chesapeake Bay. Had a great time with Deetzie’s grandson! We didn’t get much weaving done, but we enjoyed making noise together. Look at those Black Eye’d Susans! I learned that they are the state flower of Maryland. From Texas I know that they make excellent natural dye … I felt famous when we visited the biweekly Sit&Stitch at the Hereford Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library…no one had seen a hexagon loom before! Then we visited the Perennial Farm in Glen Arm and I helped Deetzie to buy two Chelone (Turtlehead) plants. This is one of the Turtlehead plants … not sure if it’s the pink or the white one … I like them both, and this way Deetzie can always remember that she bought the Turtleheads when the TURTLE was visiting! But my favorite place was the Black Sheep yarn store … yarns and colors galore! Perfect place for hide and seek, and weave, and hide, and weave, and hide …
(Photo credits: All photos by Reeves Walker. Used with permission. All rights reserved.)
Reeves “Deetzie” Walker in Maryland will be our TT22 host for August.
Meet Deetzie, a retired Latin teacher who now works part time at the Black Sheep Yarn shop where she teaches rigid heddle loom classes.
When she is not at the store, she loves to spend quality time with her husband, her three daughters, her grandchildren, and her two dogs.
In addition to weaving,
she likes to knit (like this adorable balloon elephant) , crochet, and garden. The latter she jokingly refers to as an “euphemism for weeding”!
Deetzie got her first TURTLE loom in 2020 and has made several beautiful projects since then, like this turtle in its nest, or the Elongon scarf below.
She does not know yet what she’s going to make when TT22 arrives, but she’s definitely ready to have a great time!
follow Deetzie and TT22’s adventures this month on Ravelry, where Deetzie is known as FactaeManu. Very fittingly for a fiber loving Latin teacher, this Latin phrase means “Made by hand”!
Charlene enjoyed reading the comments of the host applicants. She loves the story of the turtle rescue, and she got the band aids out to “tape up Pam’s finger, so that it heals faster”.
All this said,
we hope to see you all again when we are looking for the next host!
(Photo credits: Photos 1 – 4 by Reeves Walker. Used with permission. All rights reserved.)