Thursday, August 23, 2012

weaving 3

And... the third weaving project.
Once I took the blue scarf off the loom, I immediately dove into the "basket o' odd balls" and came up with this combo. I ball of Pink kid silk laceweight, and some multicoloured silk laceweight I got from Grand River Yarns years ago.
I again entertained some people by warping the pink across our screened porch, but the difference this time is in the heddle (that slotted white thing in the picture below). The Cricket originally came with an 8 dent heddle - meaning there are 8 slots per inch. An 8 dent is perfect for fingering up to worsted weights (and probably bigger, but I haven't woven anything bigger than worsted). I knew I wanted to weave some finer weights of yarns, so I asked Tove if she could order me a 12-dent heddle, which she did, and I picked up the day before we left on our vacation. This heddle is perfect for laceweights, so off I went.

Of course, weaving with laceweight is taking a MUCH longer time, but I'm loving how it's coming out. I've got a lot more than this done by now, but weaving has stalled a bit - I haven't touched the loom in a week or more - looking at these pictures, I really must get at it again - it really is lovely to work with the silks.


Anonymous said...

I'm loving this already! - Susan

Saren Johnson said...

Lace weight seems to take forever, no matter what is being worked on.

Acorn to Oak said...

Pretty! :-)

Brendaknits said...

Hi Sandra - just now getting caught up on blog reading. I am loving your weaving projects. It is the one fibre-related art other than knitting that interests me. Especially with the little portable looms such as you have.
Sorry to hear you have a d-head guy on staff. I had one of those - except he was my boss! I held out until he offered me a package then took it an ran. Keep your chin up.

AlisonH said...

Oh that's so cool!

I had a monster four foot counter march floor loom that I inherited. After 25 years of having it take up space, last week I finally gave it to someone who actually totally wanted it and had no means of buying a loom. Hey.

And if I end up wishing I still had it, then, maybe then, I'll finally have the motivation to learn to weave. Meantime, I'm enjoying your projects very much.

Needles said...

Oh my that is nice. I love the colours.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

What a great way to use up leftovers and odd balls!