Monthly Archives: April 2015

Weaving

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Weaving

Yes I am still working on my sweater. I almost have one sleeve done. I think it might be next fall before I get it done. In the mean time, I have been trying my hand at other yarn crafts. A long time ago, I bought a rigid heddle loom. Then as happens sometimes, I never used it. I bought a basic class on Craftsy (if you haven’t heard of or used Craftsy, you should click the link).

First, I learned how to direct warp my loom. This was challenging as my loom did not come with a warping peg. In a pinch, we used a paper towel holder on a chair in my dining room. 2015-04-20 12.37.09

My husband should not be allowed to take pictures of me. Here I am warping away. I always tend to over warp. At least I know it will be long enough.

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Then I had to thread it through the heddle. As you can see wine was involved on a few of these projects. In the upper picture, you can see the very first scarf I ever finished. I didn’t calculated correctly and it is rather short. (I learned to pay attention to the worksheets that came with my Craftsy class). This one is made out of the leftover warp and scrap yarn laying around.

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I also learned how to do a twisted fringe. I have always liked the look, but I was never able to figure it out.

This is what is on my loom now.

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I’m planning on a series of placemats all with the same color scheme, but a different plaid.

I can’t wait to finish them. All in all, it takes a bit of time to finish a project, but I can stop and come back to it.

I need to get back to crocheting. I have some ideas for new amigurumis.

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The never-ending sweater project

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The never-ending sweater project

I haven’t disappeared, I just decided to make a sweater for myself.

I’m a slower at knitting than I am at crochet, but I found a shrug jacket pattern by Debbie Bliss and thought it looked really cute and comfortable. It’s called the Moss Stitch Shrug Jacket and it is available in Issue #10 of the magazine.

I had a 9 hour conference in March and thought I could easily knock out most of it then. I didn’t even finish the back at my conference.

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The back is done finally. It is about 36 inches long, and I really love the moss stitch. I have started on the Left back sleeve. Once I finish that part, I will have 3 more pieces to go and then assemble.

My current estimated finish time is around June when it will be too hot to wear it. I never make anything for myself so I really want to finish this. I do think I will only work on it during the evening while I watch TV and use my other time for some other projects. Plus, I think my husband will be rather upset if I continue to have unfinished WIPs all over my studio.

Speaking of studios, we created one in my attic for just me and all my weaving/art/yarn/jewelry making accessories. I am still crocheting, but I have gotten into a few more things.

I will definitely post the finished item. If I ever finish it.