Monday, November 13, 2006

Look! Yarn!


I took my new spindle for a little whirl today and look! Yarn! It is so pretty and spins well. The new spindle is very nice. It has a good weight and is well balanced. Bill was looking at the book last night and he said that he likes the way that it is written and he is going to learn how to spin too! I can't see him having any time until next summer, but he can have fun watching me spin away.


In the mean time, here is another new scarf. I am feeling a bit overloaded with all of the colours and have decided to weave a couple of toned down scarves. Here is the first. This is an 8 harness pattern that I am able to weave because of a vacant loom at school. I'm loving the 8 harness. I want.

Here is a couple of new green scarves that have just come off my home loom. They still need to be fringed and washed. There is one more to weave and then the purple warp goes on. I just have to dye some purple weft.

And in the morning, I say good bye to Ferdinand Magellan. We had a good time while he was in port at Freddy Beach. We visited a few of the sights and he even helped out at the weaving studio. He's shipping out tomorrow to his next port of call somewhere in the USA. Keep your eyes peeled and he may find his way to your door.

6 comments:

Jo in Boston said...

Oh, I wish I could weave! I don't need a new hobby, I don't need a new hobby, I don't need a new hobby.

amanda said...

The scarves are great! I love the toned down one mucho mucho mucho. And the yarn...gorgeous!

margene said...

Your weaving is beautiful! Glad the spindle and book are helping you. Enjoy the process!!

Diana said...

The scarves are all beautiful.

I think you need to start lifting weights and increasing your deltoids. Because if you have to share the spindle with hubby, you may have to arm wrestle for it.

Anonymous said...

Ya know.. I have a rigid heddle loom just sitting there.. waiting for somebody to come by and talk to it... I'm starting to get inspired. Maybe. Then again, that whole warping thing. That's sooo much like math. Hard.

Maybe I'll just go have 'nother cocktail and think about it for a while...

but you definitely do absolutely beautiful work.. awesome.

Leigh said...

The scarves are beautiful (as usual) and your spindle spun yarn is great! I love the colorway.