• This week in Knitting/Weaving…

    I’ve been working on finishing up some knitting projects, and continuing to practice my weaving skills.

    I finally finished Strandwander, just in time for football season and supporting the Oregon Ducks with this great colorway by Holiday Yarns.

     

    I also finished L’Enveloppe, which is an amazing pattern by Sally Melville, knit with Knitting Boutique Anacostia worsted in the Baltimore skyline colorway.  It was fun to knit, but I wasn’t sure how it would all come together.  But it worked out great and I love it!  I am sure that I will knit this pattern, again.

     

    I finished my practice warp, and got a fun surprise.  Check out the before and after photos of this scarf.  My weaving was looking pretty stiff with a firmer beat, so I thought I would loosen up the beat and let the warp show through.  The weaving looked like a mess and I was worried it would fall apart in wet-finishing.  But that is what practice is for.  Surprise!  It turned into a soft, drapey scarf, and now I wish that it was longer!!!

    I decided to make another set of placemats, and got the warp on, and started weaving in only a few hours.  So, I know that I am improving.  This is the first time I’ve warped without consulting my notes at all.  Go, me!

    It’s great to get some projects finished.  Now I am turning my attention to upcoming events where I will be teaching.  First up, I travel to Dallas for Stitches Texas!  This is the first time for this event, and I am honored to be asked to teach.  I’ll be teaching 6 different classes, and I hope to see some of you there!

    After...Blocking!

    After…Blocking!

    Showing both the front and back sides. Pretty reversible, right?

    Showing both the front and back sides. Pretty reversible, right?

    Before....while on the loom

    Before….while on the loom

    L-Enveloppe, pattern by Sally Melville

    L-Enveloppe, pattern by Sally Melville

    L-Enveloppe

    L-Enveloppe

    Strandwanderer, pattern by Lea Viktoria

    Strandwanderer, pattern by Lea Viktoria