Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Warped, and a helper

Talk about a photo op, Jimi likes to be involved in the activities that go on around here. Wonder what he's thinking right now, he looks so eager.
This is 22 yards of warp on the beam for the rest of the placemats. When winding, finally realized how the last one came up short. It takes two turns to make one yard, so last time, instead of having 20 yards, there was only 10.

Windy weather

There was a high wind advisory Monday, so we went for a ride along the coast to check out the waves on Lake Superior.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Weaving frustration

Is there anything more frustrating than running out of warp before the work is finished? Am not sure where my math error was, but instead of 4 placemats, there was only enough for three of this color after weaving the gold and black ones. You know where to find me tomorrow, warping and threading....

This is the table runner to go with the placemats posted a few weeks ago. You can see the pin and ribbon used for measuring. The runner was supposed to be 2 1/2 times as long as a 14" placemat, so it was moved up as needed.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Garage sale find

Found this swift yesterday,can't wait to try it out, will be great for handspun yarn. Didn't want to stop at this sale, but my husband wanted to. It was the find of the day, or summer in our case, we don't go very often.

Baby sweater, revisited

After finishing the back and two fronts of the Trellis Baby Sweater, found that the decreases for one of the front pieces was in the wrong place! Decided to start over on a circular needles and do all three at one time. You can see the new row counter, it was the best $3.24 ever spent.
This is the first attempt, am much happier with the circular knit one so far.