Sunday, October 08, 2006

Here Weave Go!!

I finally found time to start playing with my loom! I found the warping up process quite straightforward and relatively painless, I think mainly due to the book Ian bought with the loom. It describes each step in such simple terms alongside good step by step photos, that even I could follow it! I decided on a scarf width because a) I wanted to try and make 'something' rather than a swatch and b) because I was really impatient and wanted to start weaving!! So heres the progress so far:

The colours in the photo are poor, they are actually browns and creams.

I`ve also started knitting a felted bag. It`s actually knitted in
the bright fuschia pink Wensleydale Longwool I bought at Masham. I ran out on Friday and luckily Becky (of Tabbydashery fame) had one ball left on her stall at Darlington market yesterday! What an angel!!
I`m now busily trying to get the handles finished because I can`t wait to see the finished felted product!!
It`s been a busy weekend as Carrie-Anne has had an open house 'stitch in' to try and make some blankets from the myriad of squares the KnitnNatter group have produced. It`s a slow process but well worth the effort. I`ve even learnt how to do mattrass stitch, as taught to Carrie-Anne by Debbie Abrahams no less!!
I wish, for Carrie-Annes sake that the turnout had been better as she had made a huge committment to open up her home for the weekend. I think she deserves a medal!!
Well I`m off to the final day`s stitch in. I think we`ll be seeing knitted squares in our sleep!!


Silvia said...

Finaly found you!! You never left a link when you commented on my Blog. Your weaving looks great, looking forward to the finished scarf

craftydramaqueen said...

The scarf looks fab. So pleased Becky had your aran so you can finish the bag.

acrylik said...

Love the weaving - it's even more beautiful in person!

Thank you so much for all your hard work this weekend, it was a fun weekend and lovely to have you round!

InkyArtitude said...

Wow! you have been busy on your loom. It's looking fantastic. I hope the weekend 'stitch-in' was a success. Looking forward to hearing all about it in the week!

Artis-Anne said...

Oh I love your loom, you clever girl. Thanks for your post on my blog ;the hat pattern comes from Colinette Artyfact pattern book.