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Travels with Mini

When a weaver and a musician go on holidays, what do they take with them?

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Their dogs, of course!
But of course, they never leave home without a guitar

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Or, a loom:

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The Mini is the most perfect little loom for traveling.
Because she’s so portable, I was able to keep working on the Weave Along #8 as we were out and about on our travels.

I was weaving away on this pouch while we were away:

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So, I took advantage of the gorgeous scenery to photograph the step by step photos of weaving the pouch:

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Mini has her own wee suitcase which she snuggles very happily into, along with all the bits and pieces needed for the weaving.
(It began life as a case for a drill that lives in a toolbox, so Jim gave the un-used case to me and I love it for  Ms Mini!)

When we are on holidays, I tend to photograph the smaller things, like lichens:

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and flowers (ahem… the wind was crazy, so trying to get the flower to sit still was a lost cause)

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and small looms on beautiful stony beaches:

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and the patterns in tree roots:

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and shadows:

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and gorgeous driftwood:

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and the patterns in nature:

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and small dogs having great adventures … (Yikes! Wolves ATE a dog here? eegads!)

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Speaking of wild animals, last year when we went to Jasper (in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada), we saw 13 bears!
This year, we only saw one:

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But we did see one VERY thrilling wild animal- the first time I have ever seen a wild mountain goat, in fact:

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It was rainy, windy and cold for the entire time we were there, which made perfect weather for weaving and making music :o)

But then, as far as I am concerned, ANY weather is perfect for weaving and making music :o)

I will be posting the step by step photos for the checkered Soumak Pouch on the 19th of September.

And, of course, the installments of the  Soumak Pouch weave along will continue to be posted on Elena’s blog, A Word From Elena,  every Sunday and Wednesday through out September.

I hope that you had a lovely summer and that the sun shone upon you, and music swirled around you and that the yarn was sweet in your hands!
~Noreen~

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