Wednesday, April 1, 2020

weave me alone

Here's a little weaving project I finished back in January. This is only my second project on my cricket loom, and I am pretty happy with how it turned out! (I warned you after my first project that there would be more weaving puns in the near future.) It was also the only handmade Christmas gift I made this year. (Yes, I know I said I finished it in January. Stop judging.)

The yarn is one skein of Wonderland Yarns Cheshire Cat in the colorway Too Much Pepper (same as I used in my Breathing Space Sweater) and one skein of Jessica's Creations sock yarn in the colorway Lilac from Kentucky Wool Fest from last year (my mystery bag purchase!). I warped the loom with 110 ends about 110" long. I wove a semi-random plaid pattern, tucking the ends in as I wove. I tried to wet-finish by hand washing in a bucket of water, alternating hot and cold, but I didn't get much shrinkage or felting since both yarns were superwash. The edges were a bit messy and uneven while washing, but they mostly evened out with blocking and drying.

I gave this scarf to Kathy when we celebrated our belated Christmas at the beginning of this year. She made me these adorable socks! They are the Pierogi Slipper Socks made from Rock and String Creations yarn in the colorway Meow, which I admire at Wool Fest every year. They are a perfect fit, and I am wearing them as I type this. (The stripes are different cat colors! My favorite stripe is the calico. It's so cute!)

Scarf project details on my Ravelry page.

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