November 25, 2014

Barbara's Weaving


I've been giving my little Cricket loom a workout, trying out various yarns and yarn pairings.  While I do this, as you can see, I'm binge watching The Good Wife on Hulu.   I used to watch the series before, but I recently caught up on the episodes I'd missed, and now I'm watching it from the beginning.  The characters are great, and there are some very quirky minor characters.


Here are some of the yarns I've been playing with.   When you weave with them, novelty yarns transform into something altogether amazing.


 These two scarves use novelty yarns in combination with some conventional yarns.


This scarf combines a patterned sock yarn warp with a solid black weft that alternates with more self-striping sock yarn.  I love the vertical shots of white in this scarf.


One discovery has been what a joy it is to weave with Lion Brand Homespun.  It's readily available, and inexpensive (especially bought on sale or with a coupon).  One caveat is that once cut, it unravels like crazy, so have your anti-fray product ready.
 

I wove this scarf with a 5 dent heddle and with Homespun in the both the warp and weft.  I threw in a few passes of sparkle yarn at the beginning and end--it's too scratchy to be around your neck.  The finished scarf is incredibly squishy.  Yes, that's an official weaving term.  It's soft and velvety.  Mmm, I can't wait to make the next one.

7 comments:

desertskyquilts said...

Where are you selling your scarves? They are all so lovely, it would be hard to choose just one!

Debra Dixon said...

Looks like you have your gift supply full! Pretty scarves.

Suztats said...

Wonderful scarves! i like The Good Wife, too.

ladyhawthorne said...

These are gorgeous, I've always loved hand woven items.

Judy S. said...

Loved seeing all your weaving projects, Barbara. You certainly are multi-talented! I love to make shawls with Homespun, and you are right it ravels. Never thought of using Fray Check, so thanks!

Cyra said...

Such gorgeous scarves Barbara. There are so many variations that can 'happen' with weaving, and it's great to see your inspirational 'happenings. Thank you.

QuiltingFitzy said...

The Homespun works up lovely! It sure is a pain to knit with, that's for certain. Good job.