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!