i know i can finish this
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don't pinch me, i don't want to wake up

I just can't believe what has been happening lately.  As you all know from the previous post I started knitting again on the sweater I'm making for myself.  Well, to make a long story short, a mouse...yes a mouse somehow got into our house in Illinois and chewed on some of my good yarn...GASP!!!!!  I know, I know, my heart skipped 10,0000 beats when I found the evidence.  The little bugger also chewed on the yarn that I was knitting my sweater with.  Luckily he didn't chew what I had already knitted.  Anyway back to my story.  I decided to check out the yarn shop in town to see if I could get one more skein just in case I ran a little short, since the little bugger did some damage to the skein.  Talking to the owner at the counter I spied an ad...For Sale 4 harness Kessenich Loom.  After inquiring about the ad, the owner gave me a copy of it.  I couldn't get home fast enough to give the lady a call.  Yes!!!!  She hadn't sold it.  The seller didn't live too far from us, so Jim and I took a ride through the country, and after looking at it and talking with the seller I bought myself a weaving loom.  It is a Kessenich Loom from the 1950's and they were originally made in Wauwatosa Wisconsin.  They are now made in Michigan.

So, here it sits in my living room.  It actually looks very nice there.  I need to do a little bit of cleaning on it, but it's in great shape.

1950s loom 

And with it came some goodies.

Weaving books and supplies

Renee had asked if I plan to do anymore weaving and yes I do, only I wasn't going to buy a new loom as they can be quite expensive.  I've had my eye out for a used one and so did the instructor I took the weaving class from.  

Now, I have lots of reading and learning to do and I can't wait to get started.

I don't know how much I'm going to be around in the next week.  We are having our Minnesota grandchildren starting today.  My daughter and her husband are taking a 10th anniversary trip to Mexico and the kids are coming here for the week.  We'll have lots of fun with them.

I hope you all have an awesome Friday.