Monday, March 26, 2007

NOW I remember

My weaving project has been hanging over my head for so long, filling me with dread, that I'd completely forgotten why I even took up weaving.

Well, this weekend I pushed through and conquered my arch-nemesis, tying on to the front beam. I hate this step. You have to make sure each section has the same tension as all the others, and by the time you're done tying on the last section, the first one has loosened, so you have to start all over again. This process can take for EVER, but I managed it in about half an hour.

And then I started weaving! First I had to weave a small section that will eventually be taken out and become fringe, and then I wove the first repeat on the towels. And suddenly I remembered why I love to weave. You probably need to click on the photo to really see the pattern.
In other news, I'm still making progress on the ripple and granny projects.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Happy birthday, Lilly Jean!

My niece Lilly turns five today, and in celebration I made her a flower scarf, the cover pattern from this book. The child is a devious little stinker and "accidentally" put the wrapped present within reach of her 2-year-old sister, and then blamed said sister for opening the present a day early. Hee.

Anyway, here are some of the flowers in progress:

And here's me laying them all out on the floor in preparation for the sewing-together process:

And here I am modeling the finished product:

I hope you like your scarf, Lilly! Happy birthday!!

Monday, March 19, 2007

All hooks, no heddles

I have seriously neglected my weaving. I know this and I feel bad about it. I don't think I've woven anything in over a year. I've been making snail's-pace progress on a towel project (see photo), but with the ripple-along and the granny-along and the new thread tablecloth and the super secret project for my niece, I simply haven't had the time. I have another weaving project that I want to do after the towels, so I need to get my rear in gear on this project. It's hit several snags, but I'm hoping that the coast is now clear and that I'm close to actually weaving the towels. I hope to post progress on this project soon.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

So many projects, so LITTLE time

All righty. I have a serious case of Claw Hand, but I've gotten pretty far with my projects in the last few days. Here's where I am with the ripple, and because I love granny squares and also because the ripple leaves me with tiny balls of yarn, I've also now joined the Granny-Along.

In other news, I have a Super Secret Project that can't be revealed until next week when certain short people I know turn five, but here's a sneak preview.