Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Weaving up a storm

Two more shawls woven and fringed, they just need a wash. Two more are on the loom. I usually cut off the shawls as I weave them. The thought of all that fringing at once makes me break out into a cold sweat. I am weaving them at the school to take advantage of a 36" 8 harness loom that is at my disposal This way I can fit the fringing in around the rest of my life at home. One and a half scarves in green chenille are on my 17" 4 harness Dorset at home. I got a really great deal on some chenille a couple of years ago and wove a few scarves off last year. I had put them away for the summer, but have had them on the table at market for the past few weeks and people have been showing interest, so I decided to weave the warp that I had made last year. I have some more chenille yarn and may make another few warps depending on time. I also have another handspun scarf to weave. I just love weaving these things off. Talk about instant gratification! Less than 4 hours from balls of yarn to finished scarf (drying time not included )

And upon waking up, I discovered that we have our first snow fall. Just a few inches. But still.

4 comments:

Dave Daniels said...

Scarves AND snow in the same post. Yup, it's THAT time of year again. Congrats on the weaving accomplishments!

Kansas A said...

Brrrrrr... snow? Oh please don't send it west over to me! I have to get my butt in gear and knit up some scarves and hats pretty quick, I went out in the aftermath of the storm yesterday morning and was wearing a store bought hat!! I must've made a dozen or so hats last year but do you think I can find even one!!

Christine said...

Snow! Oh, man! I wish I was there. We'll be lucky to see ice this balmy winter. You are putting all of us lazy weavers to shame. :P

Erin said...

I love the first snow fall where it actually sticks. Winter is wonderful!