Another week has flown by-
it seems like February was over much too quickly.
My husband, Marshall, and I
took the dogs hiking one day,
walking past a completely frozen lake.
It was a lovely day to be outside,
soaking up some sun,
and taking in the views!
This week I finished piecing the 35 cross and crown blocks.
I'm really liking this block,
and how it looks put together.
(Sorry for the bad photo,
it was sleeting when I took it,
so I didn't want to go outside to take a photo!)
It's now in the hand quilting queue.
I finished weaving the two Tencel scarves
currently on my Baby Wolf loom.
The warp was various 8/2 Tencel yarns-
pearl gray, plum, lilac, cream, and charcoal gray.
The first scarf had a weft that I wasn't crazy about.
It's an example of a dyeing experiment
that didn't go as planned!
Last summer I had dyed some Merino/silk roving a lovely lilac,
and then on a whim added some moss green to it.
it was way too much green for my taste,
because it overpowered the lilac.
I spun it,
and then added it to a basket,
thinking to myself,
I decided to give it a go with this concentrated purple warp,
as I thought that it would bring back
the color that I wanted to emphasize.
I'm rather glad that I gave the yarn a chance.
It looks okay,
and it is soft as can be.
It's a win-win that I'll take.
I alternated the handspun yarn with a
soft lilac Tencel yarn.
please don't judge me
on my winter jacket collection!
Some women collect lots of shoes-
well, I have numerous colorful jackets ;-)
The weft for the second scarf was a much thicker yarn,
Zig Zag by Interlacements in pearl gray.
It has a much heavier feel,
but I like the texture of the scarf.
Weaving scarves is like knitting socks!
It's addictive ;-)
So be careful if you start....
With that in mind,
this morning I just finished putting another
scarf warp on my Baby Wolf loom.
Is there a 12 step program for scarf weavers??
This time I used Tencel yarns in black, pearl gray,
and a bamboo 5/2 in charcoal gray.
All in all it was a good week.
How are things in your creative world?
|Max & Bella|