The first of the clasp weft rugs I'm working on is coming along nicely! I'm actually almost done with the first one, these pictures are from a week or so ago. Excited to share the finished products when I cut them off the loom!
09 November 2013
06 November 2013
My knitting progress! I did not yet realize that I was 1 stitch too many, and so the rib stitch did not make ribs. I proceeded to knit the entire hat before really grasping that...and then ripped it out and started over. VERY glad I did. I love the final (below).
So, I've never really had any desire to knit, I love weaving, and that was fully satisfying all my textile needs, but I got it in my head that I could make a hat a few weeks ago and so I set out to teach myself how to knit. Wool and the Gang's youtube station has great tutorials, and after watching the ones I needed at least a dozen times each, I think I got a good start! Love my new hat!
The yarn, super soft alpaca, and the pattern are from Wool and the Gang. I went to their store in SoHo when I lived in NYC but I think that's the only shop they have in the US.
I think it's a good Fall to try some new things, and so far, they've all been very fun and exciting. What are you trying that's new this fall?
04 November 2013
I went to a shibori indigo dyeing workshop last weekend. We did 3 samples and then 1 scarf. It was so much fun, I had no idea that indigo dye is actually green until it oxidizes with the air.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my samples or scarf yet, but I think a sewing project should definitely be on the horizon.