Another week rolls by and we head into autumn. I’ve not noticed trees turning yet, but it will start soon as we move into those reds, browns and russets if this time of the year.
The past week has been busy with work and also a little crafting. One scarf done in a day and the hat is coming on fine. I think the hat may be a yarn chicken type. Joy of joys!
Last weekend I warped the loom on a whim using some yarns from stash. Debbie Bliss Lara is a 52% merino and 42% superfine alpaca blend, a little like roving but with a twist around a thread core. lovely and soft.
I used a variegated brown colour (the one at the front) as weft and a stash yarn of Navia in a black, adding the remainder of the Ystrad wool yarn that I had remaining from the last project.
The warping went quick given I was only doing something 10 inches or so wide. And I was soon weaving away.
This was done in a day, which is always nice as it means you could easily add another warp. I did finish the fringe the next day and it was washed the day after.
As for the hat, I completed the ribbed section this week and moved onto the cable. I’m nearly at the decrease crown section. I think I have one more cable to do though, then I’ll start to decrease. Fingers crossed. No pic at the moment – I’ve been lazy and not taken any.
I was off today, so I added quite a bit to the hat, but I also added a new warp to the loom. Using stash again, this time some Cottolin from a few years back. I’m making some dish towels.
The weft is just the white colour and has some pickup stick elements. This is a draft from Handwoven in one of their e-books.
Rolling onto the back beam was not without its challenges. The paper that separates the warp and keeps it neat got a bit out of line and chewed up. I could tell I would have tension issues because one side was suddenly longer by 2 inches maybe. It’s very frustrating when this happens. I’ve pulled it back off the back beam whilst I think about what to do.
The issue is in the paper. I’ve asked on IG what others do. Whether they use paper or warping sticks. In the meantime I have ordered some warping sticks as I only have 10 which is not enough to warp the back beam and cover the knots on the front; I need more.
Whilst I was at it, I ordered a 5 dent reed, which will allow me to use up some thick yarn in stash. Gradually, I am making some yarn shaped holes that I can fill with new 😀
Oh, after initially saying she didn’t want the poncho, my Mom has now taken it. I said she didn’t have to, as I had decided I might cut it up and make some cushion covers. Guess I’ll have to make another clasped warp now!
That’s it for now. Have a smashing weekend.