Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I haven't gotten around to wet finishing the cell weave yet.

I did warp up about 5 yards of white 10/2 perle cotton for a summer and winter weave along on Ravelry. I'm trying (and so far successful) in weaving every single day. I've never done much with summer and winter, so I'm going to do a little sample first based on Sharon Alderman's drafts in Mastering Weave Structure. Other than the basics she also does some "as ifs" to produce a pile weave and a lace weave based on s&w.

Now that I've wrapped my brain around it, I rather like s&w threading. It's pretty balanced and I like that you can have blocks of any size without adding incidentals or anything odd.

Friday, January 09, 2009

The false doubleweave/cell weave is done. I ended up with two samples, a scarf and a handtowel. So designated by just how long they are and whether I'm going to have fringe or a hemmed edge.

I'll post photos tonight.

I also knitted up another 3-button shawl for my step-mother-in-law.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Okay, I'm back... yeah, it's been a long time. like really long time.

I rejoined a site a few weeks ago and realized I just sorta dropped out about April... lots of things have happened since then--mostly moving. And then moving. And then moving some more.

I've moved from an enormous studio, to a big studio to now the smallest studio in the world. I can barely shut the door and the loom occupies the whole thing... but ironically, I've been really productive.

I'm taking on as a New Year's resolution to weave every day. I might amend that to do some sort of fiber art every day, but right now I have a warp on and am about done with it.

So, I'm about to pull off two long scarves in false doubleweave or cell weave. I misread the pattern, so it's not exactly what I thought it was, but I like it anyway. The yarn is some mill end stuff which I believe is cotton and linen flake. I did a burn test on it.

The sett is 12 epi.