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A Week of Weaving

1 Mar

loom

It’s been a fun and busy week. I spent lots of time at the loom this week, working on the Spectrum rug.

loom 2

I’m moving through a color sequence from maroon to purple to pink to red to spice to orange, and next, onto yellow.

dye bath

Lots of dyeing has been happening…

socks

…and I’m working on a new sock design to which Rufus has taken a shine. I can’t wait to wear these!

Weaving a Rug

25 Feb

warp threads

I’m working on a project that’s been a couple of years in the planning.

spectrum rug

It’s a simple woven rug with a color progression from gold to orange to russet to red to fuchsia and purple.

I’m using a ton of stash yarn in this project, including some of the very first yarn I spun.
first yarn

I’m also getting to use up some very special bulky yarn made from the recycled thrums of other weaving projects.recycled yarn

This project is going along really quick, and I can’t wait to see what it looks like on the floor.

Tiny cats and lots of batts

29 May

There has been an overload of cuteness at my house recently. Please meet Rufus (the orange gentleman) and his sister, Vesper. Mark says Vesper “is not so much a cat as an absence of light.” She’s definitely trickier to photograph than her brother.

A friend of a friend found them dumped in a box near his apartment when they were about two weeks old. They’ve been bottle-fed since, and are turning out to have wonderful personalities.

When not feeding or playing with kittens, I’ve been working on a sea-side palette of hank-dyed yarns and complementary blended batts. I’m really excited to get these spun up and on the loom and see what they turn into.

I think this one if my favorite color – the perfect color of a summer sky.

What projects are you working on this Spring?