You know that surprise package I got from Meg last week? Turns out there’s more to the story. I was so stunned at the sight of the sweater spilling out of the little padded envelope that I failed to notice there was something else in there. Meg’s coworker Marissa — my new favorite person! — ran across this groovy, vintage Weave-It pattern booklet somewhere, and thought of me! As you can see, it’s called Weave-It Weave In, which I can only guess is the weaving equivalent of a “love in.” And it’s undated, but clearly circa 1968. It looks like Marissa may have paid even less for it than the original $1.25 cover price, but this thing is priceless. With bonus crochet recipes sprinkled throughout! Such an amazing gift.
What Marissa couldn’t have known is that not only have I been longing to spend some time with my long-neglected Weave-It, but I had just returned from the trade show with a Zoom Loom in my bag — the new toy from the Schacht loom company. The product and package have, uh, a different design sensibility than the original Weave-It, but as the very nice woman in the booth explained to me before giving me my own Zoom Loom, they’ve made several meaningful functional changes to the frame, which seem really smart. So I’m eager to set the two looms up in a little head-to-head competition.
How long do you think it would take to weave enough squares for my very own Hostess Robe?
Happy 4th of July to all who are celebrating today!