Gosh, what a terrible yopper I am! I’ve managed to miss seven weeks – where have they gone? Not that I haven’t tried to keep myself busy with crafting (though not nearly as much as I would like), but “real life” is very busy, meaning the blog is neglected!
These past few weeks have been mostly about weaving, though I had promised to myself I’d take up the sleeves for the in December – i am still hoping to get this finished before the year is out though.
The wonderful workshop by Marian Stubenitsky is now over – apart from the sampler, I’ve woven a cotton scarf out of that same warp, although I did not have the right colours, and to be sure I wove two more in a beautiful silk/merino yarn, Juniper Moon Farm Findley Lace, that is soft and strong and works great both as weft and warp, and here are the results, two beautiful “sharves”, as they are wider than a scarf, but narrower than a shawl (33cm/14″ in width). They are very drapey and very light, so I do think they work well as luxury scarves, as they won’t be bulky under a coat.
I know iridescence isn’t for everyone, but I am very pleased with how these two turned out – and here is the cotton scarf with the “wrong” colours I referred to earlier.
Maybe worth noting that the cotton scarf was in balanced weave (24 epi and 24 ppi), while the two silk/wool scarves are slightly warped faced (24epi and 25.5 ppi), which makes them drape much better (plus there is silk in there).
I’ve also took the scissors to some denim to make a toile for the casual summer jacket with previously woven yardage.
Hope I’ll manage to keep it up better from now on, that could be my new year resolution!
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.