Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another Hudson Bay Scarf

I have quite a few family members who like this pattern, but I think this will be the last time I do it for a while.  I want to try something new with some new colors.  It's about 5 1/2 inches wide and 65 inches long.

I had the hardest time getting this scarf to work out.  I started it over three times and I still don't like it a whole lot.  I couldn't get the pattern I wanted right.  I don't know why.  It turned out looking very nice, but it's not what I wanted.

Well, time for bigger and better things!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tri-loom success!

The finished shawl freshly off the tri-loom.

Here is a better look at the shawl and it's colors.
The top has issues.  I guess I'm going to have to work on making the top of the shawl look better.  To finish the top, I crocheted a stitch along the top.  It gave the top a nice edge, but the threads along the top row really separated from the edge and so there are huge gaps.  It's just going to take some practice.

I love it though!  I can't wait to do more.  I have plans for these shawls.

Pictures of latest projects

More weaving projects!  This purple scarf I made during my weaving class I just finished.  While I only meant for it to be 5-6 feet long, it's 8 feet.  It's pretty, though.
This shows the ends.  I twisted them into the cords again, but this time I also added some beads to the ends.  I only had a few that matched this color yarn, so each end has three beads.  I love the extra touch it adds to the look.

My tri-loom!  This is a new loom for me to use.  It's has been lots of fun.  It's six feet long along the top.
  I took this picture several days ago and since then, I've finished weaving on the loom and now I'm adding some fringe.  It will be finished this afternoon and I'll take a new picture of it completed.  This kind of weaving doesn't take too long, but you have to stand up the entire time and I get tired of that.  Also, because of it's shape, it either needs a special easel or a place to hang.  The only place I could find to hang mine that wouldn't put massive holes in the wall was the garage.  That's all the junk behind the loom.  It is also super hot in the garage.  It is August, after all, so I don't spend much time out there at any one time.
A closer look at the loom and thread.  I picked a very soft yarn that is used mostly for baby blankets.  Because this will be a shawl, I wanted something soft, fuzzy and warm. 
I'm excited to see this one off the loom.