I’ve been back on a weaving streak lately. I really love the size of the rigid heddle loom for that – if I had something larger, that would not fold away nicely, I feel guilty as weaving waxed and waned.
I wove a great wide scarf/shawl out of some silk I bought at Stitches. It’s beautiful, but silk is a pain in the loom – it very much wants to stick to itself, resulting in pilling in the shed. Yikes.
I bought some Bo Peep’s Not Just for Socks from Connecticut Yarn and Wool at Stitches back in October. It’s a great yarn and wove up beautifully.
I feel like this scarf is one where I could especially see how important blocking is to finishing weaving projects. See? Much better!
Finally, I made another really fabulous blue and silver scarf out of leftover yarns. Most of these blues are now all used up. This time, I tied the yarns off at both ends as I threaded them instead of carrying them over without tying them off, and the result was easier, neater weaving.