Wedding Report

THE SHAWL: I DID finish the shawl with a few days to spare! It DID turn out beautifully—a simple and subtle design with a wonderful drape—a reason to spring for tencel! And if you have any old Cum Wool hanging around, you’ll find it to be delightfully springy. I used it at the edges of the spaced warps to hold their position. (I found through sampling that I liked the look of wool at the edges better than the tencel.) I found the subtle contrast in color and texture between the tencel and wool appealing in the overall appearance of the shawl. Look for instructions and a photo of the wedding shawl in our Schacht’s online newsletter. THE WEDDING: I’m just recharging after a packed week of house guests; smoozing with friends and family; parties, which included a BBQ for 80 in our in our yard; and, of course, the wedding ceremony and festivities. It was a joyous time filled with laughter, love, and happy tears.

ADVICE FROM THE MOB TO FUTURE MOBS: Believe that the young couple is probably more mature than you realize; give advice only when asked, but if you just can’t help stating your opinion, do so once and then just butt out; know that what you perceive as a mistake, like including a dog in the ceremony, probably won’t wreck havoc on the proceedings; be available whenever you’re asked to help; have your wallet as open as you’re comfortable with; think that you’ve added a son-in-law, not lost a daughter; truly believe that this is their wedding, not yours; be comforted in knowing that you can order a wedding cake a week from the wedding and table decorations only a few days in advance; accept and embrace the fact that you are not the most important person to your daughter any longer; let her call you; it’s way too early to ask about grandchildren; get on with your own life!

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Schacht Spindle

Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960s and its accompanying craft resurgence. Their first loom was a simple tapestry loom, a version which they still make today. Over nearly 50 years, Schacht has developed a broad range of high-quality hand weaving and hand spinning tools, including their popular Cricket Loom and Ladybug Spinning wheel. Schacht’s mission is to create beautiful and well-designed products that enhance customers’ weaving and spinning experience through innovative problem solving, creative ideas, skilled woodworking and craftsmanship, and friendly, knowledgeable customer service. Schacht’s family-owned business is located in Boulder, Colorado.