I apologize for the long, long wait since my last blog post. When I started weaving the Caitriot Tartan last fall, I added a lot of weaving to my week but did not give up any of my existing responsibilities, and they have been time-consuming lately. I have several volunteer positions with local and regional weaving organizations, One of them is Seminar Registrar for a biennial conference scheduled for this July. We implemented online registration for the first time this past February, which required some training, hours of set-up, and a rather frantic 20 minutes when it started and the credit card interface wasn't working (!). I also serve as Dean of the Weavers' Guild of Boston and on the board of the Nashoba Valley Weavers' Guild. Many of my New years' resolutions this year center around balancing those obligations with weaving at least 20 hours a week.
With the return of Outlander to TV, inquiries about buying a Caitriot Tartan scarf or stole have increased recently. Therefore I am opening two new wait lists, one for scarves and one for stoles, next Wednesday, April 15, at 2:00 pm Eastern time. Please be aware that these new wait list spots won't be woven and shipped until the fall. When the loom has been warped for your batch and I start weaving, I will contact you for full payment.
Now that spring has finally arrived, here's a look back at our house outside of Boston after our record-breaking winter:
Just kidding. This is at the Ice Castle in Lincoln, NH last February. I have now packed away the parka and the boots, despite the fact that it snowed again today. Yes, today. April 8. Hope you're all having a nicer spring where ever you are!