Wednesday, August 22, 2012

So Where Was I.....

yes well good intentions don't write a weekly blog post unfortunately and before you know it we're in August! I haven't been keeping up with posting some of the things I've been working on, which was the primary point of keeping a blog in the first place, but I'm going to try and catch up and stick with it!

Of course the first problem I encounter is Blogger for some reason wants to turn my photo on it's side, when it's already the right way up, so I've high tailed it over to flickr and will copy it in from there!


So this was the scarf warped up in February.....not sure when it was finished and felted.

I then warped up some very fine yarn (this was in a bag of donated cones) It's a wool and silk blend and I have about 4 or 5 cones of this, one in each colour. It breaks really easily, so I was a bit apprehensive about putting it on the loom, I based the size on a linen and silk fine scarf that I own, but if I do another one I will make it narrower! I finally gave in and ironed the fringe this week, as it's a singles yarn it goes a bit mad when it's washed and I had to wash it twice, mainly because I was being careful, but also because a sample square I washed shrunk!


I also started a bit of spinning while the Tour De Fleece was on, I didn't join any teams, but I did make an effort to spin every day.


This was a fine silk which I had dyed myself.


and this was a superwash/cashmere/nylon blend.

Coming next time....there has been a long cotton project on the loom and that silk has been woven too! I've also managed to spin another 100g and have more spinning on the wheel, if I can just get caught up maybe I can stay caught up!