Saturday, April 20, 2013

April Thing A Month - Textured Weaving

Dear Neuro,

I have absolutely no idea how this is going to turn out, but for our April project I will be attempting inkle loom weaving.  For the first time.  On an inkle loom.  Without you.


And, while it may appear that I'm off to a rather late start for this April project, it is snowing here today and, as you know, I am neither in Canada nor Alaska as I say this.  I will, therefore, attribute at least some of my delay to utter confusion regarding time of year.

By the way, your placemats look awesome!!!


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Thing A Month - March - Two Socks at a Time

Dear Neuro,

I am pretending that it is still March and that I'm not so far behind with our schedule.  I've even convinced the weather to postpone Spring until I can get myself organized.

The O is for Oogy socks are finally done, both knit at the same time and from one of those fun dyed sock blank you sent!

While this is still not my favorite technique, I do acknowledge that it would otherwise be difficult to knit from a double-stranded sock blank dyed specifically for me by a good friend.

In the meantime, I've cast on a sock pattern with colorwork and will be reporting on my experience with the Magic Loop technique (vs. DPNs) in the weeks to come, as a continuation of our Feb/Mar experimentation with non-DPN sock construction.

Other non-weaving projects include some replacement slippers for my mom, by special request.  I've been making these for years, and she keeps wearing them out - no small feat with acrylic rug yarn, 2 layers thick!

I hope to be warping the loom soon!