You may recall that I took up weaving within the past year… and you may also recall that you have not seen any weaving projects around these parts for quite some time… well, I decided to change that.
My triumphant return to the loom – thanks to two friends who decided to do a swap with me (I am not so good with swaps – just being honest!): Jenna and Annie. I bought the yarns, warped my loom, and within a matter of hours, the scarf was ready. Why in the world did it take me so long to do this?
“Take Two” Scarf
Warp: Blue Heron Mercerized Cotton
Weft: 2 skeins The Fibre Company Organik / 2 skeins Noro Silk Garden
Pattern: 4-shaft twill pattern
Loom: Schacht Baby Wolf
I named this scarf “Take Two” because I took much of the inspiration from the scarf I made in July, the Silk Stripes scarf, which also used Noro in the block pattern. This time, instead of using the tabby plain weave, I chose to do a twill pattern, effectively creating small V-shapes with the weft yarn. It adds more texture and it worked up well in the yarns I chose. The final product came out a bit shorter than I intended – it measured about 5.5 feet with the fringe – but Jenna loved it when I gave it to her last Wednesday night! She came to town for a conference, and the timing was just perfect to give her the scarf. I do wish I had a full-length photograph so you could see the blocks of color, but it was nearly impossible to capture it in the low-light setting. Hopefully Jenna can show us one of her wearing it!
And now, I can’t wait to warp up my next project – this time using the same kind of yarns and the same concept (I guess I can’t get enough of it… it’s the Noro!) for Annie’s scarf. Annie sent me some amazing homemade soaps in the summer (we love them!), and I have been so lazy about warping up the loom… I will be using another cotton warp, as they are strong and can endure the tension of the loom. These are the colors I will be using for Annie’s. I hope she likes them!
I will finally make good on my promises and fulfill these swaps… and in the process of doing that, I fell in love with weaving all over again!
I had SOO much fun reading your responses to my last post! Ooh, I got some great juicy secrets and guilty pleasures out of you all! You all made me feel like I am in good company with my new affinity to vampire genre fiction (… ahem, I read Twilight yesterday in 5 hours…) and TV. Thank you for all of your responses!
…and who gets the sparkly-glittery-just-like-Edward-in-the-sun hank of lovely yarn?