Thursday, April 02, 2015

Story of the Blues!

Last Thursday I made a new (mainly) cotton warp with a small amount of linen for a new cowl. I thought I had made extra warp to sample, I have some small bobbins of colcolastic I wanted to play with but as I was weaving I could see the warp was shorter than I thought I had put on, infact apart from loom waste this was just the right size for another cowl (at least I got something right). I gathered my box of yarns Monday and started weaving, I was enjoying the process so much I finished weaving Monday night and grabbed the sewing machine out right away to finish off the edges

In other news, thanks to Game of Thrones,  I have managed to finish the body of the cardigan I am knitting and  am on the sleeves. I'm now trying to catch up with Fortitude but have also now cast on my Jazz hands mittens.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring Fling!

So there I was catching up with posts in one of the Saori groups on Ravelry when I saw they were having a little weavalong for a 'Think Spring Infinity Cowl'.

I had some leftover handpainted warp left on the loom from the last scarf I made and decided it was perfect for me to join the weavalong and make an infinity cowl instead of a scarf.

I had a lot of fun making this and am now contemplating warping the loom for a couple more! I don't like the loom standing empty!

I am making good progress with the cardigan, both fronts are done and I'm just working on the back at the moment. Endless stockin stitch has become a little tedious though but I have just done a provisional cast on this afternoon for 'Jazz Hands' by Kate Davis, Rosanna bought me the yarn (which is Skein Queen Voluptuous Skinny Minnie) for my birthday (which isn't until the end of April). We are going to have a little mitten knitalong!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Marching Onwards!

So here we are almost mid March, and I've been keeping myself busy and out of trouble with an assortment of projects.

I finished some spinning:

I added this woven band to a charity shop find:

I finally found my knitting mojo:

I wove another hand-painted scarf:

More scarf porn here

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A February Catch Up....

So February is drawing to a close and it's about time for a catch up! I finally finished the warp off that I put on the loom for the Hospice Vintage Fair. It is quite narrow but lots of fun, you can view a video of the whole thing here. Not sure what it will become yet, I may make some more bags!

 January saw me finally getting to grips with my knitting machine after it has been in storage for 5 years. I've been knitting some blanks up for the time being, yes and dyeing them!

and with the loom being free I soon got the blanks warped and wove a couple of scarves, although I wove scarf one at less ppi than scarf 2 and scarf 2 has a much better feel to it, the moral to this tale, sample you nitwit, you had plenty of yarn! Anyway now I've got a better idea how much warp and weft I need for one of these I will probably experiment a little more with the hand painting and add some more colour!

See you in March!