DateSaturday, February 21, 2009
Info: Posted by Gwen at 8:05 AM
DateSaturday, February 14, 2009
I had been wondering what the term "felting" means for a while, and I learned the hard way - by putting the scarf in my washing machine. I did select the most gentle cycle, but there was definitely felting along the fringe. Lesson learned - it's hand washing for me from now on. ;)
Eventually I hope to get a photo of David modeling the scarf, but a friend at work offered to be the "stand in" for now:
Info: Posted by Gwen at 8:24 PM
DateSunday, February 8, 2009
Oh yes, I'm going to continue doing the exercises in the Chandler book and postpone any "real" projects until I've finished all those samplers... Right... Was anyone taking bets as to how long that would last? ;)
If so, the results are in: less than one week. But, wait, I have a rationalization. Oops, I mean, an excuse. Er, rather, a good reason.
You see, I decided to order the yarn for the next set of exercises via the internet. And it will take about a week to arrive in the mail. So, what was I to do in the meantime?
Clearly, I had to do a project. There was simply no alternative. ;)
Actually, it was a miscommunication that spawned the project. I wanted to show my first sampler to two Hispanic friends of mine, Ana and David. They don't speak English and my Spanish is pretty minimal. In my mind I was showing it to them, however my intention apparently wasn't clear. There was an awkward moment when Ana wrapped the sampler around David's neck and they both thanked me, as I realized what they thought. This was followed by an even more awkward moment as they realized that I hadn't been giving it to him for a scarf. Yikes! :(
In any event, after many apologies all around, I promised to make him a scarf. He rides a small, red motorscooter, so I decided to make him a red and black checked scarf out of the same wool I used for my sampler. It's not particularly soft, but hopefully it will be warm.
It's going quite quickly and I should be able to finish early this week. Then, when my "real" yarn arrives in the mail, I'll get back to the book and the exercises! Honest! ;)
Info: Posted by Gwen at 7:19 PM
DateMonday, February 2, 2009
I washed it in cold water with shampoo to finish it. It probably doesn't look like much to anyone but me, but I'm happy with all I learned on this project. :)
Okay, not to mention relieved that it didn't all collapse into a huge tangled knot the minute it left the loom! ;)
Here is the complete set of cards that came in my box:
Each card gives a lot of useful information, such as how to care for the yarn and the tabby and twill setts.
Info: Posted by Gwen at 2:20 PM