Saturday, March 15, 2008

Weekend!

Two weekends ago , with the laundry done a day early, Squidette and I spent a lovely morning crafting while Little Squid was off at hebrew school. I helped Squidette wind a warp for her small loom using some coned lace weight merino that was marinating in my stash and then sat down to spin while she wove.

Fast forward to sometime this week ...

Pink warp (double stranded) with blue weft (single strand). It softened and fulled to just the right amount with washing.

On my end ...
Roughly 500 yards of Cochineal / Osage dyed Corriadale spun to an uneven worsted weight with a nice rustic texture to match the rusticness of the coloring. On top, 320 yards of 3 ply, lace weight (pretty evenly spun after plying) cotton. I'm thinking lace scarf with the cotton.

On the knitting front, Squidette's blanket has 12 rows out of 185 done of the flower. Yea, I did not work on it the last few nights and instead, started a Rib Warmer using my cochineal dyed corriadale from a few weeks ago. I needed to knit something that would quickly use up a ball of yarn. Got to even out yarn out to yarn in with all this spinning and the blanket will not yield a finished ball for at least 50 - 100 more rows with 5 being used at a time right now. I'll go back to it tonight. Promise!

6 comments:

Mary said...

What a pretty scarf! And all done on a little loom?Amazing!

Susan said...

Great job, Squidette! I'm especially impressed as I have a table loom in the basement that I have NO idea how to use
8-)

Susan said...

oh...and Mom, pretty yarn! It really says 'warm'.

Cookie said...

Beautiful scarf and wonderful spinning! You ladies are very talented.

Sarah said...

Love that scarf!! I've not been such a good commenter lately, but your posts are always a delight to read!

peninah said...

stop tempting me with the weaving! ;)

squidette, it looks like a wonderful warm scarf..

the spinning is wonderful too....