I don't know whether you remember that last scarf - the one that took just one evening to make, right before Christmas? Well, that scarf made me think I should get the loom out again and give weaving another try.
This time, to make it easy on myself, I chose two skeins of self-striping yarn from Twisted Fiber Art in the exact same colourway, and hoped that I'd get a nice plaid effect with zero effort.
I made setting it up a priority for one day early in January, and then I ran out of time to play and set it aside. This is Velvet, by the way, a club colourway that may yet be available in the regular shop, on the sport-weight Playful base, which is available all the time and makes for great socks.
It took another week before I could so much as get the shuttle filled with yarn and a start on the actual fabric.
(and then I ripped back three times, trying to get it started professionally enough to justify the effort.)
Eventually things got going pretty smoothly, and I could see that this was going to be another superfast scarf.
Still: it was a surprise to suddenly find myself at the end!
Especially given that I was going to be able to stop at exactly the opposite colour shift I'd started with, for a perfectly symmetrical stripe in the finished product. Go me!
Alas, I still managed to get lumpy sides in spite of keeping everything tight and crisp on the winding end of things. And I'm a bit worried that the weave is too loose generally to keep the yarn from getting everything pushed out of place and messy.
Still: done, in just 2.5 hours of weaving! This, my friends is a process worth perfecting.
Meanwhile, I can't help thinking this particular scarf would make a pretty fantastic table runner. So matchy. Stay tuned for the glamour shots of the finished scarf - I think those deserve good outdoor light, don't you?
And that's me till Monday. Thanks for spending time with me this week and I hope you have a wonderful crafty weekend!