Friday, March 5, 2010

In Like a Lion

March, they say, comes in like a lion:) Well, we got about two feet of snow right before March 1st, bringing it in as a lion! Jeremiah and I spent three days locked in the house to play Wii! Thank God for Wii!!! :) Thankfully I was also able to 'play' with a lot of fiber and get some spinning done. Perhaps one day I will be a week ahead in spinning. :)
I was recently asked, by Dad of course, why I have no new items listed on the Handwoven side. Truth be told.........I have TONS of new items! I just need a day and a good photographer to get the pictures taken like they should be:) I've woven a wonderful set of unisex scarves on a black warp in tencel and merino. The first one was for David for helping his wonderful Nan on the mail route.........she's raised some good kids, that Nan;)
I've been trying to play more with color so after I finished the rust set of scarves, I thought the water spot scarf would look wonderful in grey! This is what I see every day on the Megado until it's fixed:) In the meantime I get to sit down and plan drafts for future weaving!
It's been a long time since I've knit anything other than socks and I've been head over heals on lace projects as well. There has been 'free time' in places that I haven't had 'free time' in years so, I've been knitting a row here and there using up some fabulous yak/bamboo yarn.
Aaaaaaah fiber! Love it.....just love it!
Well, I'm off to dye some yarn for a huck lace pattern on the Compact loom:) Happy weaving!

3 comments:

dorothylochmaben said...

I love the colours on David's scarf and the draft ! Is it one you designed ?

Lynnette said...

The grey waterspot scarf is fab and I agree with your Dad I would love to see all your new weaving!

lilquiz said...

love the weaving Shannon! That bamboo yak looks yummy too!!!