Knitting · Weaving

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Hey, check it out, I remembered to get the photos I took off my camera! Michael’s had some exciting new Lily colorways the last time I was there, so I picked up a bunch of them. This one is the dishrag I have on the needles right now.

No, I don’t have a picture of the work in progress. How could you ask such a silly question? It’s almost as if you expect me to provide content for some sort of website or something. Well. We’ll have NONE of THAT nonsense HERE.

Also! There is this, which I started today and worked on it while Isaac was having his clarinet lesson. Check it out:

So there. Now get off the internet!

tutorial · Weaving

Woven Square Slippers: A Tutorial

So weaving is great for making flat fabric, and with my loom I can whip up a 12″ square in a couple of hours. But what are you going to do with all those squares? I mean, I can only make so many dish cloths, you know? Then I got an idea. Slippers for E4!

1. Start with a woven square–I used Patons Classic wool held double:

2. Run a length of yarn down one side:

And, using it as a drawstring, pull it tight, gathering up one side of the square to look like this:

Now your square looks like this:

3. Now, sew up the back and top of the square here:

leaving a hole in the top. I eyeballed it so that it looked in proportion.

Make another one and felt using your favorite method. I threw mine into a hot washing machine with a couple of towels.

E4 hates them, of course, because he hates everything I make for him, but I think they’re pretty awesome.


Another fun thing to do with string

I haven’t posted anything about weaving since I got my loom, but I’ve definitely got the weaving bug.

These dishcloths are my new favorite cloths for cleaning up and I have plans to make up a bunch of these for mother’s day gifts. Nevermind that more than one person on my holiday giving list is getting a woven gift instead of a knitted gift as well. Weaving is great for using up yarn quickly, and it’s fast and fun. Luckily I have a lot of yarn.





A new trend, perhaps?

My first finished object in 2010:


A woven dishcloth with a crocheted edge. I borrowed a friend’s Hazel Rose loom and wove it while our two sets of kids played and we visited. I might be hooked on this weaving thing; a Hazel Rose loom is on its way here as we speak.