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 1960's 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.