Friday, November 30, 2007

Echo weave

Here are some pix of a new weaving project that I'm dragging my feet on. The pattern is called "echo weave," and if I can bring myself to work on it, it'll be super cool. The threads (warp) are alternating blue shiny tencel and green matte cotton.

The problem is that the threads are tightly screwed up on the left side, which is causing all kinds of tensioning problems. I may have already broken one thread, and I'm only about two inches into it. So I'm afraid to start again.

I don't have a photo yet of what it looks like woven up, but here's the weft color, and believe it or not, it works. Looks like a peacock.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I can't stop making these bags

I'm now on my fourth. Here are pictures of the second one. I decided that the flap was stupid, so it's an open-top sort of thing. I have so much cotton thread left over from the towels that I'm doubling it and using it for bags. Fun colors!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Reduction tote

I found this cotton tote bag pattern a while ago and only just now got around to making it. At first I thought the pocket on the front was kind of a silly affectation, but then I folded the bag up and into the pocket, and now I think it's pretty cool. It doesn't look as nice as the pattern photos because I'm such a damn tight crocheter, but it does the job. I did sew buttons on the pocket, but there's no way they're making it through that flap. I'm making another one now in some fun colors, and I'll probably just do away with the buttons altogether.

Grocery store, here I come!

Here's the bag filled with a bunch of stuff.

And here's me with it on my shoulder. In the bag is the World's Largest Box of Cereal.

And just for fun, here's a photo of fall color at our cabin in West Virginia weekend before last. Fall has finally made it to the region.