Monthly Archives: June 2013

Blues and Purples!

Well, I certainly got motivated to weave! As I was finishing the Pinks and Reds, I thought, Blues and Purples must be next. I found two Pima Cotton/Silk blend balls of yarn that became the warp and then I found a lovely blueish/purplish hand spun skein that became the weft! Since I put the new apron on the warp beam I have a lot less loom waste so this scarf got rather long. I love it! ImageImageImage

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Pinks and Reds

I finished the pinks and reds scarf. I have decided that my early hand spun yarns are TERRIBLE warp yarns! Not enough twist, too bulky, etc………… You get the idea. I did manage to get a short scarf made and even got it washed. It fulled a bit, it made it look better I think. Here it is:Image

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Apron ON!

I got my apron on the warp beam, almost by myself. I needed a bigger hammer to get those little tacks to go into that HARD wood of the beam. Fortunately for my loom, my husband came home and finished pounding them in for me. It looks WONDERFUL! I am in process of warping the handspun warp so will post again later with photos.

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Well, It is About Time.

Time. We all have 24 hours of it every day. Up until this last weekend I was using my time very unwisely: working and sleeping with a little eating and knitting in there too. So, now, today, I am gearing up for using my time a little better. I just spent about an hour and a half carding my lovely silver grey mohair fiber, and winding a warp for a completely handspun scarf.

I finished carding the mohair and was ready to drag my spinning wheel downstairs when I looked at the plastic “dresser” that holds my handspun yarns, 3 large drawers full (as well as some hidden in the closet!). The drawers are see through plastic and the yarns taunted me- ‘weave with us you said you would on your vacation’. Well, they are right, I decided. So I asked all the yarn what it wanted to be and unusual for me, (I am a blue and purple kind of gal) the reds and pinks jumped out of the drawers -‘make us a scarf’ they said. So, I sorted them by shade, sorta, and by yarn weight, sorta, and then wound a short (2 yd) warp. I just received my warp beam apron from Macomber and need to attach it to the warp beam, before I can use the loom, so I came downstairs, with the yarn, to see what I need to put on the apron. Then my computer called me, “Hey! Did you see the posts on facebook?” So, here I am writing a post about my soon to be warped on the loom pink and red scarf. Sigh, did I hear someone say, “shiny object!”?

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