Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Three cool things in one woven project

Cool thing number one:  I got the August scarf set up before July was halfway done.  Go me!

This is the silk/merino sock yarn I got in a club I was probably ill-advised to join (probably = definitely, since it's physically impossible to reduce yarn supplies by increasing same.)  The yardage wasn't going to be enough to do a self-facing scarf to the full width of the loom and my stash is completely free of anything complementary, so I decided to do a slimmer one and hope for a lot of length.

Cool thing number two: 

Variegated yarn woven against variegated yarn comes out looking kind of like a tweedy plaid.

... especially from a distance.

Cool thing number three:

I am totally getting a straight edge (on one side) this time.  Finally!  I might actually be getting the hang of this whole weaving thing.  Maybe I should have challenged myself to two scarves a month, just to up the repetition factor.  I bet I could have pulled off straight edges on both sides.

And... a bonus cool thing:

I am so going to make ultra-skinny scarves a Thing by wearing this when it's done.

(we live in hope.  can you really get away with a less-than-six-inch-wide scarf?)


Unknown said...

On 7/24/14 I picked up a used, but exactly like new Schacht Cricket, 15". I won't brag about what I paid, except to say it was less than half of what the online stores want.

Anyway, I went straight home and warped it- time consuming, but not hard. Then I started weaving. So, in one night I finished a small placemap sized piece of cloth. I am so happy!

I now know the appeal of weaving. It's nothing short of addictive.

Thanks Mary! Without reading your blog I might not have been brave enough to try.

Mary Keenan said...

Wow Karen, what a great score! and Yay for the addiction feelings you've got... it hasn't come easily to me because I've made so many mistakes from the start, but I think I'm finally getting to the Love part now :^) So glad I've stuck with it, so glad you're having fun too.