Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Royal Scarf

The weaving bug has me in it's teeth. I've been having a great time weaving on both my floor loom and my rigid heddle loom.

This classic Perl cotton scarf is $65.00 plus shipping. (SOLD)

Made from 100% mercerized cotton, it has a very nice sheen.

The pattern repeats are small so this scarf would be perfect for a man.

Though it's classic style would be great for a woman too.

It is navy or royal blue and taupe.

It is a generous 65 inches long, excluding the 5 inch fringe on either end.

And 8 inches wide.

For Sale: $65.00 plus shipping. (SOLD)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Winter Work

I love winter. A homesteading lifestyle follows the seasons and each season has it's work. Winters however, are not so driven. Winters are the time for spinning, knitting, weaving and creative things.

I had the opportunity to knit a winter set for a friend to give her daughter for Christmas.

She commissioned me to knit a scarf and beret for her teenage daughter in purple and left the details to me.

I designed a matching scarf and beret with sequins and textured knitting. I figured I'd hit the mark when Gabrielle wistfully asked if I really wasn't working on her Christmas present.

I loved how the set turned out and am kicking myself for not writing down the pattern.

I spent a lot of time at the loom this winter too. I made some Christmas presents and just finished a birthday scarf for a family friend.

In fact, we are leaving within the hour for the birthday celebration. I will get to give him his scarf then.

I love how masculine the scarf looks, since that can be difficult to achieve. I made a second one in taupe and navy and plan to offer it for sale. I've got some future weaving projects planned as well, so "stay tuned."