2017 so far

I fell behind in posting my projects (as usual) so figured I’d post what I’ve done so far at the end of June. I’m a bit late, but here we go!

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Back scrubber

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Washcloth

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More wash cloths

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Hot pads

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Alpaca blanket

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Added some decoration to my shelf, mostly to keep things from falling of the back.

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Pin loom woven teddy bear

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Back of bear

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Knit shawl of my own design

I have some other things to post, but will put them in their own postings later. I’ve not done too much as I have many hobbies and jump around, but I’m back into a crafting craze, so many more to come!

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Tapestry – More Progress

Today I tried out some loops, did some more plain weave, then started trying out more rounded shapes. Just one so far but I’ll be doing more. Slowly working up to doing a full circle.

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I finally had to advance the warp! Yay progress!

And another

This one is smaller than the one I previously posted. More like a shawlette; just enough to keep your neck warm. This one is going to my mother since her favorite color is purple. Again, made with handspun yarn by me.

100_2706This time I took a picture of my loom. This is a few sizes down from the biggest.

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Time to do another one! This time I’ll be using brighter colors. I’m so sick of all this snow we’ve been getting. I need more colors around here!

First shawl off Triloom!

Back on Christmas I ordered myself a seven foot adjustable triloom. It finally came in the mail on Friday and I put it together first thing Saturday morning. I then picked out which of my handspun yarns I wanted to use, and the set to work weaving. The yarn I used was about sport weight so it made a very light and open shawl. This shawl was done on the next pegs down from the full size, so it’s not the biggest it can be.

No photos of it being worn yet as I just finished it at 11:30pm last night. Here are a couple pictures; the first showing full view and the other a close up.

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I am already planning out my next one and I can’t wait to get started on it. Since it is now the work week, I won’t be able to finish it as quickly. I am very happy I bought this loom! :D

Circle Weaving

So I got this beautiful loom from Quirky Bits-n-Pieces and have been playing with it a bit.

IMG_0370I decided to experiment right away instead of doing a solid circle. It came out okay but it needs a bit of tweaking. This is made with embroidery thread so it took awhile just to do the center circle.

IMG_0418I then started another one this past weekend and am trying to win one of the Majacraft circle looms with it. The theme was winter. How do you think I did? There are metallic stars in there but they don’t show up too well in the pic. Either way, I had fun making it. I used some of my handspun yarn for this one.

IMG_0422I still need to work out keeping the weaving a bit loose so it doesn’t curl. I’m already planning out my next one!

Two current WIPs

I can never just work on one thing at a time. I wish I could make a clone of myself so I could work on multiple projects at the same time! But since I can’t, I just have a few projects lying around here and there that are in various stages of completion.

I am currently working on another Wingspan shawl. It is a very easy pattern and I can work on it while watching TV or a movie. The pattern is easy enough that someone with a bad memory like me doesn’t need to use the pattern anymore. I don’t know how big the finished shawl will be as I am going to try and use all of this blue yarn up. I have two balls left of it. It is Valley Yarns Colrain in Blue Lapis colorway.

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My second WIP is a shawl I am making for my mother using yarn entirely handspun by myself. So far I am using some of the very first yarn I spun. Then I will be using one of the yarns I spun up during Tour de Fleece. I don’t know how big I will make it until I see how many triangles I can get out of it. Either way, I think my mother will really enjoy it. Purple is her favorite color and she always comments on how much she loves my yarn.

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Even though I have not finished these two projects up yet (as well as one or two other WIPs I have lying around somewhere), I already have a few other projects in mind. That works as motivation for me to finish things as quickly as I can so I can get started on something else.

I will be going to NY Sheep and Wool (aka Rhinebeck) next month so I am hoping to have my mothers shawl done by then. I also want to make something for myself to were there as well. I better get moving!

And number two is done

I just finished weaving my second scarf on my new loom. I’m having so much fun with this! For my next one I am planning on trying out a pattern. I think it’s pinwheel houndstooth but can’t remember for sure.

Cricket scarf #2
Cricket scarf #2
Cricket scarf #2

This one is a much better length than my first one. I also like it better with the same yarn as warp and weft than the first which had the white for the warp.

I love my Cricket loom!

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