Has become a little ball of energy who never stops moving (or putting things in her mouth!):
Life is always exciting with a little one around. She keeps us more than busy, but I have been finding time for some knitting lately. When I went on my little knitting strike a few months ago, I didn't go totally without fiber. For Mother's Day, Elise gifted me a Cricket Loom and I was quickly wrapped up in all things weaving. In fact, in the first week I received the gift, I learned to warp my loom and completed 3 scarves.
I will now share some pictures from my first two projects... just remember that it's a learning process!
My first project was a plaid scarf from yarn leftovers. I believe there was some bamboo silk and also some cotton. I know... weird fiber combination. Learning lessons with every project!
As you can see in this close-up pictures, I am still learning about tension of weaving- those edges are a far cry from perfect.
Next up was a simple scarf with variegated wool. Since I'm not one to typically use variegated yarn, I went shopping specifically for some multi-colored fiber to work with. My warp was Stonehedge Fiber Mill's Shepherd's Wool and my weft was the variegated wool I went shopping for that I can't recall the name of.
I do love the look of a woven garment, but I have decided that I will use my multi-colored picks for the warp from now on.
Ok, so these were my learning projects. My next project looks a little crazier than I would normally pick out, but I'm excited to share it with you... tomorrow :-)