Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Back in black

Three day weekends are awesome. An extra day to rest and craft, but somehow I can't help feeling like they still aren't long enough. I'm 27 now, super old : P (old enough to be married with children if you ask my grandma, who still hasn't forgiven me for not making this happen sooner.)
You know you're getting old when you get excited about a vacuum cleaner as a present. My old one died from all the yarn, fiber and bits of thread I made it consume and the new one is a kick ass hover upright bagless. I know this should some how equal a clean house but I assure you it won't.

I bought myself an Ashford Riggid Heddle Loom as a birthday prezzie to me and look at what I made yesterday
The warp is Noro Kureon and the weft is some fuzzy Alpalite which is only 82 yards a skein. This is what I love about weaving, it took one Noro and less then one Alpalite to make an entire scarf which means a woven scarf uses like a thousand percent less materials and I can now use my orphan skeins to make things that are usfull. Not that a mug cozy is useless but lets be honest it kind of is...

Here's a few more shots of Dessie's new sweater. These were taken with my new camera, another birthday present a Canon Powershot that kicks the crap outta my old camera (which is 7 years old, and it's served me well)

I added some toggle buttons to make it look more professional

And I tried to knit the shopping tunic but I had the wrong sized yarn, which didn't stop me from knitting it but it did stop it from fitting me. I'd show pics but they are way to embarassing (even for me someone with little shame)

I have an FO to share but I'll save it for later in the week. Here's a hint, lets see if you can guess what it is.


Jacki said...

Congrats on the loom and the weaving. The scarf looks great. Very sneaky of you to use Noro as your warp! The toggle buttons on Dessie's sweater sort of makes him look a bit like a wee stegosaurus. So cute!

Necia said...

Ooh you got some nice gifties. I wish I was 27 again. My life was quite sane then.