WEAVING!

WEAVING!

Over 2 years ago, I took a half day weaving class just on a whim. I’d heard weaving is a good/fast way to use up your yarn stash, and my yarn stash was definitely getting too close to “SABLE.” The Crochet Spot has a blog that defines SABLE as “Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.” They also have TONS of helpful crochet tips and great patterns, so if that’s your thing, get on over there and spend some time on their excellent site. But back to weaving. I knew my stash was too big, and I wasn’t crocheting fast enough. So I took a weaving class. I LOVED it. I made one complete scarf in about 5 hours – which is quite a bit faster than I can usually crochet one. I could use twice as much yarn in the time I had! At least in theory. :)
So for Christmas that same year I asked for (and got) a medium-sized table top loom. I have since made 5 shawls,  4 scarves, and 2 sets of place mats. I will be making more place mats next, to use up my kitchen-cotton stash.  Photos of 3 shawls below. I’ll post photos of placemats and scarves next. :)

Purple Wool Shawl, on the loom

Purple Wool Shawl, on the loom (wool weft, cotton warp)

purple wool shawl, finished

purple wool shawl, finished

Single Ply, Never Again, so pretty

Single Ply, Never Again, so pretty

Single Ply, Never Again

Single Ply Wool, Never Again

Stormy Sunset 1

Stormy Sunset, Wool Weft & Cotton Warp

Stormy Sunset 2

Stormy Sunset 2