I Have Seen the Future, and it is Her!

CrazycatladySo, I went to have a nice bath, as one does on a rainy day, good book and tea in hand. Happily settling in I see float by – a few stray cat hairs and a big blob of wool. It must be from the last project blocked and hung over the tub. Yup, it has begun.

Yarn obtained, it is time to give up on endless sampling.

IMG_0616442 ends, number ten crochet cotton. I plan to make towels. The weave structure is an extended point twill from a book I found. And of course, being me, I had to make it stripe, just to change it up a bit. The detail on the plain purple is very pretty and completely obscured in the variegated which instead has a delightful texture not emphasized in the purple. A trade-off. Ignore the ubiquitous blue header yarn. I will be using that stuff till I am well into the crazy cat lady age I think. Anyhow, this likely has all sorts of newbie errors but enough with the sampling already. I went against my essential nature and was really, really meticulous in warping and threading this! I may live to regret the stripes, but it will be fine in my house and I think of it as getting to know how colour works in weaving, which is proving to be very different than how colour works in knitting.

It is true that half of a weaving project is the warping and threading. One must learn to embrace this, clearly. This was fine to do. This loom is much easier to work with than the loaner from my class and the dvd which came with it had a number of great little tips to make the process easier. For example, I would never  have  known to put a paper on the raddle to lay the warp on until I was ready to place the strands. A small thing, which eliminated great frustration right there.

My plan is to continue to try to be meticulous, work on selvedges, keep gaining in skill. Fun.

IMG_0613Even though I don’t knit too much these days, (the hand pain seems to want to stick around a while), these little guys were done for a friend’s baby shower. Shown with a sock done for Grant for contrast. There is something irresistible about baby knits.


Mountain Paint Brush from last summer, just because.

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