It really is hard to come up with a post title that’s somewhat clever and unique, especially when most of my posts involve the same thing: woven scarves and shawls for our Etsy shop.
I had two more commissions, both by my dear family members. Daughter Robin requested one be made for a girlfriend’s birthday and the other was by dear Husband for his Auntie’s 88th birthday.
Robin went through my stash and chose my Heart of Gold handspun that I did last year for her friend’s shawl. I paired it with Louet Gems fingering and was very happy with what came out of it. It’s so satisfying to weave with my handspun. I really need to do more of this… and luckily I have a lot of the handspun leftover to make another one!
Warren also went through my stash with me and chose the warp yarn for his auntie’s scarf: Yarn Pirate’s merino tencel in muted blues and purple. I picked out a Madeline Tosh Lace to go with it.
Happy birthday to both the beautiful ladies!
The last woven shawl is one I made for the shop. It’s a combination of Zauberball Crazy and alpaca silk lace.
I’ve made the project pages on Ravelry viewable to everyone, you don’t have to be a member to see them. And because I keep that very accurate and up-to-date, I haven’t been adding to the project page here on the blog. It was just too much doubling of information. Got no time! Got to Weave! I am also able to now link the projects on Ravelry to specific blog pages now, so I’ll be doing that… sort of a reverse of what I do here. I figure if you are interested in that information, chances are you are already a Ravelry member. If not, it’s a free site… you just need to sign up! And the resources in there are just about infinite. So get on that!
This latest shawl is a commission by my sister-in-law. I think it’s safe to post here as I’m sure her mom does not do the internet thing or know about my blog! I worked with Carol to pick the best colours for her mom and I’m in love the happy spring colours!
The yarn is Yarn Pirate’s Daffodilly, a fingering weight merino/bamboo blend, and Baaad Anna’s light fingering, an undyed superwash wool.
It’s 15″ by 60″ and I went the extra mile and did the fringe braiding. I kind of forgot how to do it, but with my handy-dandy Conair hair braider, it was a snap!
I have three more of my squishy cowls to add to the three I made before. I love making these. I “stole” the poppy one from our shop to wear myself. heh.
Speaking of our shop, we’re so excited that we have 2 dates for the Edmonds Summer Market: July 5th and August 30th. So we have to keep knitting and weaving…yay!
I’ve had two commissions for woven shawls… one is being kept under wraps for a few weeks more, and this one I’m currently working on. I love making these too and it’s fun to collaborate on making something very special.
And that’s been my week. Hope yours was a good one!
Usually when I have a new shawl/scarf off the loom, I think it’s my favourite. I know for a fact this one is. The combination of the warp and weft yarns were perfect. The drape is so lovely I can’t take my hands off it. But I’m saving it for the shop/market booth. Good news is that I have more of these two yarns to make another one, and then another…
It is Zauberball Starke 6, a sport-weight yarn and it is a wool and nylon blend. The weft is a lace-weight alpaca and silk blend.
The finished size is 12″ by 65″ with 6″ fringe. It’s listed on my Ravelry page and will be added to the shop this month.
It finally feels like spring around here… the sun is shining, the grass is green and it’s warming up a bit. On the plan today will be a good housecleaning, open some windows and get the fresh air in and plan the next shawl!
I’ve been busy with the loom again this week. Inspired by sunshine and flowers peeking through, I found the springiest colours I could find.
The handspun is something I spun up two years ago and has been patiently sitting in my stash drawer, a soft wool. The warp is a yarn I picked up at Weaving Works in Seattle, Manos del Uruguay’s Serena, an alpaca and cotton blend. The finished size is 11.5″ by 68″ with 5″ fringe.
I love the rustic quality of the handspun, the imperfect edges and the softest feel around the neck. I don’t know about your spring, but here it’s still pretty chilly. As much as I want to go outside in capris, a tee shirt and sandals, it’s not happening quite yet. But soon!!