Monday, May 15, 2006

I Think I Like It

I'm on the second one of the not quite log cabin towels. My tension is wonderful and the selvedges are looking pretty good, too. Usually my sides get a little loose as I work my way through the warp, but this trapeze method really helps with even tension throughout.

I've got quite a list for this summer's weaving, including placemats, runners and a couple of rugs for the kitchen. I think this technique is going to save me a lot of fiddling with the warp.

Northcott Rib (scroll down the page to cardigans) is coming along well. I love the yarn and the pattern, but my hand and wrist are bothering me. Could it be because the yarn is bulkier and I need a longer needle? I feel like it's all scrunched up and I'm always pushing the stitches away from the ends. I'll have to see if I have a 40" around here.

Monday, May 08, 2006


This is what happens when you don't have much time, but you want to get something on the loom.

Apparently when I read that you could thread log cabin DLDLDLDLDLDL I didn't realize that they were talking about a ONE BLOCK log cabin draft. So this is what I'm left with. Here I thought I was saving a little time! Hey, I'm so happy I have a warp on and can throw a shuttle that I don't care. I found some slubbed cotton that I'll use for a couple of the towels and I like the effect with just the moss green weft below. It has an almost rep look.

Sara talked about why we do what we do. I can't explain it as well as Sara did, but all I know is that I haven't woven since I took the painted warp baby blanket off the loom back in January and when I sat down tonight and finally started weaving it felt like I was where I belong!