I’m just acting as if spring is going to arrive. I have faith, although the weather is still wintry. I feel energetic about gardening. I started some leek, shallot, cipollini, and celery seeds indoors. And I ordered seed potatoes today after procrastinating for months. I was late in ordering and I didn’t have much to choose from. But I only bought half as much as I did last year. I planted them too close last year, I think. Plus there are some potatoes sprouting in the pantry that I can plant to fill out the rows.
I washed some remnants yesterday in preparation for dyeing. Or cutting up. Or whatever. Mostly cotton double gauze, some silk. They are nice and soft.
I went through all the storage onions and removed the sprouting ones. I had a pile of skins left after this, so into the dyepot they go. A pleasure to make use of these scraps that came from the onions I planted last year.
And the star weaving is almost done. I just have to finish off the top few passes. I learned this method of four-selvedge weaving from Rebecca Mezoff and Sarah Swett, in an online course. I have to go back to the lessons regularly for a refresher on how to do various steps. Sarah recommends really packing in the weft at the end, so the white warps are not even visible. So I have a ways to go. I really like it and I want to make another.