• Play time!

    I seem to have a short attention span right now, and am going back and forth between some fun projects – it’s Play time!

    I knit up the homework for Teddy Bear Sweater Finishing class (watch for this one, it is a super fun way to learn lots of finishing technique!).

     

    Homework for Teddy Bear Finishing class. Yarn: Cascade 220

    Yesterday I attended an all-day seminar on changing to ICD-10 code, which was a great opportunity to knit L’Enveloppe.  I made tons of progress, and really love the yarn, which is hand-dyed Anacostia worsted from The Knitting Boutique.  It is a big puzzle piece right now, but I trust Sally Melville.  Knitting a pattern of hers is like vacation, for me.

    You can see where I changed skeins, as the colors shift.  This happens with hand-dyed yarns, and I embrace the effect on this project, as I think it adds to the feeling of a varied skyline.  The greener skein feels more like ground, and the bluer more like sky.  I am loving this!

    You can see where I changed skeins, as the colors shift. This happens with hand-dyed yarns, and I embrace the effect on this project, as I think it adds to the feeling of a varied skyline. The greener skein feels more like ground, and the bluer more like sky. I am loving this!

    Yarn: Knitting Boutique Anacostia Worsted, Baltimore Skyline colorway.  Pattern: L'enveloppe, Sally Melville.  Have divided for neck, and am working to match the first side.

    Yarn: Knitting Boutique Anacostia Worsted, Baltimore Skyline colorway. Pattern: L’enveloppe, Sally Melville. Have divided for neck, and am working to match the first side.

     

     

     

    Anacostia Worsted, Baltimore Skyline colorway: beautifully inspired by the postcard, and masterfully dyed to "reflect" the skyline perfectly.

    Anacostia Worsted, Baltimore Skyline colorway: beautifully inspired by the postcard, and masterfully dyed to “reflect” the skyline perfectly.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Weaving is not a portable hobby, and I am pretty tired in the evenings, but I have still found some time to play on the looms.

    On the rigid heddle loom, I have stash leftovers on the warp, and am using a sparkly worsted weight for the warp.  This is a narrow band which I have plans to ruffle and sew around a shawl.  It's playtime, so we will see what happens!!

    On the rigid heddle loom, I have stash leftovers on the warp, and am using a sparkly worsted weight for the warp. This is a narrow band which I have plans to ruffle and sew around a shawl. It’s playtime, so we will see what happens!!

    Playing with treadle patterns with a standard 1,2,3,4 threading.  Warp is Cotlin (brown), linen (yellow), and an unknown fiber (blue).  Weft is all Cotlin.  I started with white until I was bored, and am now working with Blue.

    Playing with treadle patterns with a standard 1,2,3,4 threading. Warp is Cotlin (brown), linen (yellow), and an unknown fiber (blue). Weft is all Cotlin. I started with white until I was bored, and am now working with Blue.