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So.......What's New?

I have to admit that summer has me in a bit of a slump as far as the loom and wheel are concerned and surprisingly enough, full fledge knitting and crochet!!! Did someone forget to tell me that it's hot out? Well, it's never too late to start for the cool months, right? It seems more people buy then anyway:)

Ok. So, here are the long awaited pictures of what has been going on.

First, the knit in one piece sweater for my mother in law, started on vacation. Almost looks like it's floating....ooooooh.
Next, the vest that is on order knit from hand spun alpaca (Galieon) in a beautiful deep dark brown. I wish you could feel this!!! Wow!!! I mean soft!!!
Hand dyed rayon in purple and pink soon to be listed in the Etsy Botique.
Some hand spun and hand knit baby booties!!! Omigosh they are so darn cute!!!
Hand spun hand crochet baby set.
Ok. With all of that said and shown, I have been going absolutly crazy thinking about what my next weaving project should be. I love to dress the loom and keep it dressed. In the past, for my waffle weave towels, I would tie on one warp and then just tie onto that warp for different colors saving around an hour and a half on time for dressing the loom. So will be the case with my next set of scarves for my 2007-2008 winter line. These scarves are going on the loom to get me primed for some shibori!!! I will be dressing the loom in an 8 shaft point twill and will be tying new warps onto this warp once the scarves have been completed. More details to come.

The warp and weft for the scarves will be tencel that is hand dyed. I have been using a certain brand of dye and will be switching soon to get a richer black. I am unhappy with the colors only because I had expected them to come out a little richer but, all in the same, I'm going to use these colors. The original design idea has been changed because of the way the colors came out, namely the black, to accomodate for the design. Let me know what you think:)

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