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workingyarn
USA
~ weaving and knitting on little looms~
Interests: rigid heddle, weaving, loom, knitting, Weave-It looms
Recent Activity
Please join me over at Twill Power: The Lure of the Loom. http://twillpower.com Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at Working Yarn
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I say "uh oh" because she's kind of creepy, but even so, I did it--I bought a big-eyed doll, Susie Sad Eyes. Not only are her huge eyes sad and woebegone, she has dark circles under her eyes, poor thing, crooked bangs and a really rough haircut (which I see... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at Working Yarn
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I finally finished this project! Hooray! Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2013 at Working Yarn
I've been busy--work, sick, etc., etc. So, maybe I still have the same projects on the same looms that were there a month ago... or maybe a month and a half? The geometic scarf is nearly finished, though, and so far I love it. I always forget how much slower... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2013 at Working Yarn
And it did! I snipped the weft threads off and didn't even have to lose any of the warp. A few yards of yarn... and a fresh start.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2013 on Geometric at Working Yarn
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It was just the right type of day--freezing rain, slush, yuck-- for staying inside. So, what if I wasn't pleased with my first attempt? No big deal. I cut off the weft and started another pattern. This one is better, I think, and the selvedges are tidy, too. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at Working Yarn
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Front: I'm playing around with 7 shaft patterns on the little Louet W30 table loom. I like the front; I'm not as crazy about the back. I think I'll unweave (okay, I'll admit that unweaving may involve scissors) and try another geometric pattern. There are several interesing point twill patterns... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at Working Yarn
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So, if I do run low on beige, I'll have plenty of blue or white to finish. But why worry? This blanket I'm planning (the one where I weave nearly a dozen panels on my Ashford Sampleit and then sew them all together) may take a long, long time to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Working Yarn
Not likely!
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2013 on Lap Loom vs. Lap Cat at Working Yarn
I'm on the third panel... and there's still plenty of yarn left on the first cone I've been using!
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2013 on Lap Loom vs. Lap Cat at Working Yarn
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He's decided the Ashford Sampleit takes up far too much lap time. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2013 at Working Yarn
It has a equal chances to be awful or awesome, but I don't think either will be revealed for about a year... ten panels, and then all that sewing. Thanks for your encouragement!
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2013 on Panel #1 at Working Yarn
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Maybe my idea of weaving ten panels on the Ashford Sampleit loom and then stitching them together is a little crazy... but I do like a challenge. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2013 at Working Yarn
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I never did post the final picture of this 7' triloom shawl I finished back in November, so here it is now. It was woven using the continuous bias method, which creates a soft looking, pretty weave. The yarn was Manos Maxima, and I over-purchased the amount because I couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at Working Yarn
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Here's a useful, soft, and warm scarf woven out of a single ply wool called Manos Maxima. I wove it very quickly on my Ashford Sampleit over the weekend. The Sampleit has proven its worth as a portable loom as I brought it to work on Friday. Several of my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at Working Yarn
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The dry, winter air caused this acrylic warp to electrify with static. It was a pretty funny sight, but it eventually calmed down. I'm starting a two heddle, double weave project: a shuttle holder. I found it on the Ashford site. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2013 at Working Yarn
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I've always wanted to try weaving with chenille... now I have over 1,000 yards. This stash of Lion Brand chenille was at Goodwill, along a fuzzy skein of something called Imagine. Now, I have to decide what to do with all that yarn. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Working Yarn
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This ranks as the warmest scarf I've ever made. The brown and natural wool is from my amazing find at Goodwill. I've made three items (this scarf, the triloom blanket, and the triloom bias shawl). Believe it or not, I still have enough for one more project. The brown wool... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at Working Yarn
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I finished weaving the log cabin scarf in just one day. The little Ashford Sampleit is a great loom for me. It wasn't that easy to put together because the instructions were pretty minimal. But once assembled I was able to quickly warp it using some cotton I had on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at Working Yarn
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Isn't it cute? I'll review this loom after I finish this first project, a log cabin scarf. So far, so good. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2012 at Working Yarn
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The pillow is made from some fabric I wove on my Ashford table loom. Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at Working Yarn
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It was a little frightening watching the blanket get smaller and smaller, I'll admit. It started out at 56" or so and then shrunk after only four minutes in the washing machine. Okay, I set it on hot but when I checked the water, it was lukewarm at best. So,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2012 at Working Yarn
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I've been working on this for a month, and today is an auspicious day. Yes, it's the solstice, but it's also the day I finish my triloom blanket! Here is the second tri on the loom, just after finishing the weaving. I used up most of my 2 ply worsted... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2012 at Working Yarn
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Dec 19, 2012
Why? Hmmm.... Can I come up with a reason? Oh yeah! I don't have one to take to work for lunchtime weaving--doesn't everyone have lunchtime weaving?--until now. It's on its way... a teeny tiny rigid heddle loom, brand new and from Ashford, called the SampleIt. With only an 8" weaving... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at Working Yarn