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Diamond Scarves

I FINALLY got the bookmarks off of Isaac (the Megado!) and I'm really glad that I wove them on there as a 'starter' project and to make sure everything was in tip top shape. I counted out enough ends for four scarves in a silver/grey tencel in 8/2 to start my first set of scarves. I'm actually using the same tie up as I was using for the bookmarks but will be using a different peg plan for the scarves. The first one I came up with was just woven as drawn in. Some of the floats were a little too long so I changed the tie up slightly.
This picture is just to give the 'idea'.
Here is the progress. I'm planning two with this pattern.....the yellow here and another in black. Then I'm going to change to the other peg plans for the turquoise and gold.

The fun thing about being home with Jeremiah is that I get to watch him grow and find interests. He thinks he 'fixes' my looms for me by moving the springs that aren't in use on the Isaac and pretending to tighten bolts on Kip. He is always kind in asking me, "Better Mom?" and I always thank him. He has also taken a liking to yahoo games and will sit and go through game after game clicking away. Since Kip (the Compact) is right next to the computer, I threw an alpaca/silk warp on and have been weaving this while he plays games......and I get to keep an eye on what he's doing:)

Comments

Alpaca Granny said…
Your work is so beautiful
bspinner said…
Scarves are very pretty. The yellow and black are especially stunning.

Nice to have such a good helper.
Lynnette said…
Amazing Shannon, seems like it was just a few months ago that you had completely differen looms! The pattern on the Megado is totally beautiful...again you amaze me with how much you seem to get done on the looms and raise a small child! More power to you, I always love to see what you are doing!
Hilary said…
very nice....you are very accomplished!
Sharon said…
I hope one day to understand how you get what you get when you do what you do. Gorgeous!

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