Rayna has been hedging about getting a loom. She’s on the fence, and ready to tip over to the dark side. To give that last little push I took my loom to her place, and showed off by making an entire scarf in a few hours. If enabling were an olympic sport, I could enable for Canada.
This one is using 2 skeins of Blue moon Fibre Arts Marine Silk. The pale colour way is called ‘Ess’ and the turquoise one is (I think) called Ramalaba. I really should start keeping the ball bands.
I warped randomly, and then I wefted randomly. I would work with a colour until I got bored, and then switch. I didn’t know how the final composition would look until I pulled it off the loom.
Once washed, the yarn fluffed out nicely, closing the gaps and giving me gorgeous sheen. I am really thrilled with how both colours turned out.
The final scarf is 62” long by 14.5” It’s a really nice size for wrapping around yourself on a chilly day, though I think I’d like my next creation to be about 75”, so I can double-wrap it with ease.
I confess, I haven’t casted on a thing in weeks. It’s really tough when the loom is beckoning! Not only am I loving this new way of combining colour and texture, but it’s much easier on my wrists. I do have a few things on the needles that need my attention, but knitting has now become my ‘walkabout’ craft instead of my home craft. Because, you know, it’s tough to weave in the car.
And on the loom now? Remember the ombre yarn I dyed a few weeks ago? It’s been warped up and I’m weaving it into a secret project that I can’t blog about yet, but here is a sneak preview!