Archive for September, 2012

Rusty and Shiny

Before I bought the used loom, I verified that it wasn’t too rusty as far as the reed and heddles are concerned. Well, the reed was in passable condition, but once I started to clean the loom, I discovered the heddles really were not. rusty heddles I tried the method of cleaning them off with […]

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Cleaning the Loom

I mentioned last month that I bought a used loom from someone on Craigslist. Although I wanted to immediately warp it and weave something, I instead was convinced by people in the Warped Weavers group on Ravelry to clean it up first. I’m glad I was convinced to do that because in the process I […]

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Niseag Spied!

One of my cousins is having her first baby real soon now. I used to babysit this cousin, so I’m a little verklempt (also: old!). I decided to knit a stuffed little guy for the baby and thought it was a good time to pull out my copy of Hansi Singh’s Amigurumi Knits! book. I […]

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Marin Tries Me

Earlier this year I ordered a skein of Bugga! from Cephalopod Yarns. I didn’t have any plans for it. Then Ysolda released a pattern, Marin, in a yarn whose makeup seemed to be exactly like that of Bugga! A perfect match. marin I personally had some issues with this project — I thought I misunderstood […]

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Speedy Tea Towels

There’s a rigid heddle weaving class on Craftsy that I find very helpful. I watch bits and pieces of it periodically and pick up new tips and tricks that I slowly add to my process. One of the two projects in the class is for tea towels made in Sugar’n Cream cotton or some other […]

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Birthday Lavanda

I try to knit my niece a garment every year. As she gets older and larger, I think I may have to adjust this, but I did accomplish knitting her a sweater for her 5th birthday this August. Lavanda Originally I planned to knit this sweater, Lavanda, with the hood and pockets (of course pockets!). […]

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Mistake Made

My second project on the rigid heddle, I pulled out some Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift from the stash and thought I would try my hand at a simple houndstooth / pinwheel houndstooth in two shades of purple. Except I mistakenly warped alternating 4 of each color instead of 2 of each color. So I wove a […]

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Greenie Gramps

Friends of mine from college had a super cute little boy earlier this summer. I had to knit him a sweater. I had to! Gramps Cardi I loved every minute. cardi Kate Oates’ Gramps Cardigan, my ravelry project page. Knit in MadelineTosh Vintage in Moorland. I did not follow the pattern instructions for the collar […]

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First Weaving FO (or a new hobby begins)

In April, I got a rigid heddle loom. I pulled some Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock out of the stash and decided to weave it up, using one 50g hank for the warp and the other for the weft. It wove up quickly and I loved the process — even the warping! done It was fascinating […]

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My Skelf

For holidays last year, Mom sent me Ysolda Teague’s Little Red in the City. While reading the book, I felt a surprising urge to knit Skelf, a mostly reverse stockinette pullover with some fun details. I had never considered knitting the sweater before that point, despite mulling over the projects in advance. Skelf I pulled […]

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