Sunday, June 29, 2014

Weaving Standstill

I haven't warped the loom in so long that I feel like I'm second-guessing every step.  So that went to the back burner and I took on projects that needed immediate attention.

I finished the pieces of my Nordique Swing. Now I need to block it then seam and finish the neckband and button band.  I bought this yarn from WEBS years ago.  I've made a Little Dimun shawl, this sweater, and I still have 8 skeins left!!  It is a lovely shade of red and a wonderful weight so I'm sure there will be make one or two more projects with it.

I also finished a quilt for little Autumn Jo.

Butterfly from Jacobean Flutters, digitized by Designs by Juju
I followed (not so well, apparently) Terry Atkinson's Yellow Brick Road.  I was so proud of myself for using up stash that it sort of went to my head.  I cut out everything right off the bat rather than reading the directions carefully.  You know, like the part that says read everything first, circling the numbers that apply to your size!! So, good news, I now have a quilt top ready to quilt for my brand new niece, Fiona Frances.  Little Fiona was not set to appear until October but she made her wishes known at 24 weeks and on Friday, June 13th was born weighing in at 1 lb. 4 oz.  She's a trooper, as is her mom, and is hanging in there, getting a little stronger every day.

The quilt can wait but I'm going to make a little flannel square with her initials to put over her crib so she has something from Auntie Char!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Life Begins Anew!!

My retirement will begin in three weeks.  In the meantime I'm preparing to reenter the world!!

Just scroll down two entries and you'll see the last thing to come off the loom -- over a year ago!  I thought I needed something simple to work out the kinks from weaving inertia.  These towels are known by Friendship Towels or Keep it Simple, but they actually date back to an old draft known as Huckaback in Davison's book.