Thursday, March 5, 2015

Handspun Lace Shawl

Remember the yak/silk I showed you? 
Well, after I finished spinning it, I plied it.
 Then, I knitted it following the pattern, Inflorescence, on page 13 of Sock-Yarn Shawls. 
I just finished blocking it. It's so soft and pretty. And I can't remember when the last time was that I used any of my handspun! Let's do it, again!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

What a Difference!

What a difference!
With my Gilmore out of the living room (and on to his new home), I was able to move Sophie forward enough that I can walk (not sidle) around her. Such a pleasure! So, of course, I had to start putting a warp on her...

Each of these yarns is the last of its kind. I just wrapped each one on the warping frame until I ran out of that color. I kept going until I had enough yarn for the planned width. For threading the heddles, I'll try drall, but I have no idea how wide each pattern stripe will be. I've never designed at the loom before. The colors are so pretty, I hope I'm as pleased with the end product!