Several weeks ago, I mentioned that I had gotten some weaving done late in 2012. Here is what I worked on:
I purchased the Craftsy class on beginning weaving with Angela Tong. It was a great class and really helped someone with no idea what she was doing (me!) manage to actually weave something without help. I wove this too densely I realized after I finished it. That whole 8 dent reed thing--I didn't understand that the 8 would refer to the threads per inch (oops!).
Yarn: scraps of Ella Rae Classic (blue) and Queensland Collection Rustic Tweed (purple)
My friend Meredith showed me how to use her amazing gizmo: the fringe twister. Such a simple gadget and amazing at the same time. :)
This is project #2. I used sport weight this time instead of worsted. I paid attention to how many threads per inch I should have. The two challenges with this scarf were, 1. I made a mistake somewhere and although I allowed for shrinkage--it was still way shorter than I intended. It is just long enough to still be a scarf for an adult. 2. Somehow the selvedges were really tight compared with the rest of the warp on the loom. Not sure how I managed that but then I don't really know what I am doing, so I managed it pretty easily. :)
Yarn: Louet Gems Merino Sport (golden yellow) and a sport weight alpaca from my step-sister. She has an alpaca farm and sends her fiber to a mill to be spun into yarn. The yarn is a mix of her own animals and those of the other farmers who send their fiber in.
Thanks to Cynthia Spencer for taking great pics of the scarves one Sunday morning.