I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. It’s just the last week’s been busy and exhausting, and it’ll stay that way for the next few weeks. And please, please, don’t mention the word ‘Christmas’.
I’ve been too tired to knit more than a few rows. Before it got really busy, though, I finished this:
The Sampler Scarf, my first project on the new 4-shaft loom. After trying the twills and basketweave shown in my books, I started experimenting, and somehow kept coming up with new patterns by combining them. Some of them lost their definition after I washed (‘wet-finished’) the scarf, however. But others worked well enough that I want to use them in future projects.
There was also stash enhancement thanks to one of the s’n'b girls, Kelli, having a destash:
I’m thinking green yoke jumper with simple purple fair isle border.
When I sent out invites to the party we hosted on the weekend, I asked if anyone had old jeans to donate for ‘a craft project’. I didn’t expect everyone to get into the spirit quite this much:
But I have no idea how many jeans it will take to make the floor rug I want to make. This might be plenty, it might be too little. I figure if I run out I’ll hop up to the op shop to buy some more.
First I’ll do a sampler – weaving instructors and book authors stress how important this is. As important as a gauge swatch. And the little samplers become ‘mug rugs’ – coasters – a term I’d never heard of until I started getting into weaving.
I suspect a few friends and relations may be getting ‘mug rugs’ for Christmas this year.
(Oops, I used that word!)