Year Of Projects: week 10

A week of WIP galore, and few more are on the horizon.

In summary:

  1. I haven’t even touched the sleeves I was working on last week;
  2. I haven’t managed to finish the scarf-that-is-a-dry-run-for-dress-yardage, as I miscalculated my yarn needs, and I am currently separated from my stash
  3. I am working like mad on the yardage for a jacket for my other half, but it is 7 metres of double weave with laceweight yarn, so this will take weeks to finish

I do have some little visual on the progress regarding 3. above, though, which maybe shows you how very much I still have to go:

cloth on the beam

In stash news, I have received the yarn for the forthcoming “Weaving with Echo and Iris” workshop that I mentioned last week, here it is:

one colour, a beautiful burgundy, is still missing, in that I have it already, and is elsewhere with the rest of my stash. Together with the first three colours from the right, it will be used for warp. Not sure whehter I’ll use the light navy or the black as weft, I’ll have to try them on. Here are the same cones, but with colour taken away:

Garnhuset Eco cotton

I am really looking forward to trying this yarn – it is 8/2 cotton (600m for 100g) by GarnHuset I Kinna, it really have some lovely colours, and is sold in the UK by the ever dependable Helen of MyFineWeavingYarns.

However I first have to weave off my very long double weave warp, and I already know my table loom will not be free for a few more weeks!

On housekeeping news, I am pretty satisfied with myself for having created an index of my weaving posts, which you can now find it all its glory here (for wordpress users:I used the display-code type of block. I think I will gradually replace the categories in my navigation menu with indexes).

And that’s about it, hope you have a great week!

This is a year of projects (YOP) update. YOP is a Ravelry Group, and an idea – make a plan for the year ahead for all your fibre activities, then update your blog every week if you manage. The objective is to keep track of progress on any fiber crafts with maximum flexibility: post, don’t post, follow your list, change it – so really it is just an opportunity to get to know of more blogs and activities of those who share a passion for anything fibre crafts.

Author: lovestoswatch

I used to knit as a girl, then hanged the needles for two/three decades, and now I’m back, and loving it! The photo is my version of Linda Marveng's Aki, the first proper project after "being born again". After getting back into knitting, weaving has also become my passion (with a little sewing to turn my handweaving into garments).

12 thoughts on “Year Of Projects: week 10”

  1. Your cotton hasn’t a lovely shine and tones to it, so I look forward to seeing what that becomes. Your index for weaving is super useful and I think I’ve bookmarked it, so I can check it when I am back weaving,


  2. Your new acquisitions are very luxurious! I love the colours. Doesn’t it feel good to get things organized? Whether it is stash, or projects or blog posts. Well done.

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    1. now that you mention it, I could try to swatch it! I bought it as “weaving yarn”, so I pigeonholed it as “not for needles”, but I could check it out. I have used cotton on a couple of project, though never on its own, but one was a cotton-linen blend that should in principle be even harder on the hands, yet it did work out nicely.

      I will try it out and let you know – yes the colours are beautiful!


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