Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Yarn to Share

I finished the dusty rose tablerunner! (This is of the handspun/dyed Suffolk fiber I bought from a local shepherdess.) It is still pouring rain out so I haven't wet finished it yet but it turned out so nice. The gold adds just enough sparkle to make it special. I am bringing my loom to Marsel's to make another tablerunner and look forward to the kids helping me warp it and then to weave on it! We have read a lovely kid's book about spinning/dyeing and weaving cloth so it will be nice to share the loom with them! (Marsel has had a very nasty reaction to an antibiotic and it has inflamed her tendons in her hips and shoulders; she could use some prayer and I am going up to help with the day to day responsibilities as she is supposed to rest........)
I finished the baby sweater! This is the project that languished in a drawer forever (4 yrs actually!) which I unraveled and reknit. I am glad it is completed and off the pile of UFO's that nag at me. See the texture, Lynne?!!
I got the urge to see just how much usable fabric I had in my stash of old jeans........I think they are going to be slashed into 1/2" strips for weaving a rug. Thanks to the inspiration of this website (May 13 post) I have a plan in mind.

4 comments:

  1. My mom is coming...all is right with the world. :)

    The table runner is gorgeous -- that stripe really does add wow factor -- and the sweater is pretty, too!

    You really are making great progress on the de-UFOing project. It's great inspiration for me to see that I will be able to do the same some day, even if it's twenty years from now!!!

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  2. Oooh! I love the table runner. DD has found someone who has offered me a loom. I want to decline [I have too many crafts on hand] but ....

    May the Lord's healing hand be on Marsel.

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  3. The table runner is lovely.

    The sweater makes me want a new baby just so I can see it in that sweater.

    The rug on that website is wonderful, how big will yours be?

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  4. The denim rug is huge, is yours going to be carpet size too? I have loads of jeans I have "grown out of and held on to in the hope they might one day fit again....". Can they be used on a peg loom too?

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