Do you ever feel like you only have so many words to use in a day, so much you can say and write? That’s how I’ve felt, I guess, and why my blog has been neglected. After I’ve worked (typing) and messaged with my friends and kids, and written emails to friends and family, updated my flickr and ravelry, I just don’t have the energy, or mostly the time, to sit and write out my blog. A lot of what is here is just repeating what I’ve already posted and said on the other sites.That said, however, I do want to keep this blog going and so here I am!
The project I just finished and am so completely in love with is this latest woven scarf. With my rigid heddle loom, I’m limited as to the design in the warp and weft — well, I could make it a bit more complicated, but I’m not ready for that yet — my BRAIN isn’t ready for that yet. So to make it all more interesting, I thought that by using more colourful and patterned yarns, I would be able to achieve a more textured/patterned look.
The yarn, warp and weft, is from the Yarn Pirate’s Booty Club — 100% merino wool, sock yarn. The colours are right up my alley — green and blue, with the added brown and white. I used a great worksheet out of the latest weaving book I purchased, Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving by Betty Linn Davenport. It makes the math required to figure out how much yarn is needed for the warp and weft into a formula that you just enter in the length, width, etc and then with a simple add, mulitply, you have the yarn requirements. What a help this was! I was able to plan for a scarf that was 12″ wide by 70″ long, and I had enough yarn, my finished measurements were 11.25″ x 71″, and my brain didn’t explode from the calculating!
The merino wool is soft and the colours are vibrant and rich. I’m happy!