(don't even get me started on how awful I feel that my sidebar is ancient - those WIPs, not WIPs anymore, the links to galleries - 2008. Ack! I can't even bear to look at it, let along take the needed time to fix and change!)
That said, today I'm going to tell you about my 2nd and 3rd weaving projects. I started off fast and furious when I first got the loom, whacking out my handspun scarf in little more than 24 hours. I immediately started a sock-yarn scarf, using some sock yarn of unknown-origin, but what I *think* came from a blog-prize I won from Margene years ago. The yarn served as warp and weft, and the end product is really lovely, but it took me forever to finish it because it got painfully boring to work on. It is another little scarf, this one with twisted fringe, which I adore the looks of.
I actually cut this off the loom with about 1foot more of length to weave because it was so boring. That and I got the idea for my next weaving project buzzing around my head that just could not be ignored.
That next project was to be a pillow, using strips of combed top for weft. I knew just the fiber I wanted to use - a wool/mohair blend from HelloYarn fiber club called "verdant". Lovely greens and browns, and the leftover fisherman's wool from my garter yoke sweater made the perfect match for warp. This was a blazing fast project - it took a grand total of like 2 hours with 45 min of that time being the blasted warping of the loom, which I am still pretty slow at.
This was an incredibly fun project and has me eyeing my fiber stash in a whole new light.
See - a real blog post, I knew I could do it! I promise to try and do more, as I have a new knitting project on the needles which makes me very happy, and I have some spinning to show you to.