It been a rough week, the weather in Southern Arizona has been wet, windy and unpredictable. And my little dog, Duffy, had some health issues that has kept us up several worrisome nights. He is better, but dealing with a sick dog has got to be the most helpless feeling a pet owner can have. Oh well, we do the best we can.
My knitting has taken a back seat to my weaving projects. I bought (another) Hokett loom kit, this one is the intermediate size 9″ x 10″ and comes with a small beater, shed stick, the cutest little stick shuttle and a long wooden needle. I want to use it for small tapestry weavings.I finished a couple of mug rugs on the small Hokett loom. They make the best gifts. Actually the large mug rug on the right is off my Schacht tapestry loom. I was trying out some Navajo Churro yarn bought at our local farmers market. I normally knit my hand spun baby alpaca yarn but decided to weave some of it into a scarf. I used my Schacht Flip rigid heddle loom and tried the Brooks Bouquet weaving pattern. I still need to block it, but I like the way it looks.My latest lesson in weaving was the mobius scarf. You leave about 20 inches of warp at the beginning, weave the body of the scarf and then unwind the woven part, take the 20 inches from the beginning off the front beam and weave it into the last part of the scarf. In weavers terms, the warp becomes the weft. It sounds complicated, but you can find several YouTube videos that show the procedure. Here’s mine. I used varigated yarn for the experimental piece. I need to take my time on the last part of the weave, but I can see lots of yarn and color possibilities.
Here’s hoping for a better week, a healthy dog and a safe trip to Kentucky to see my family. Pat is staying with Duffy so I won’t worry…….too much!