Sunday, July 29, 2012

Handwoven Tapestry with the Martha Stewart Loom Kit

So a year or so ago I bought myself the Martha Stewart Knitting and Weaving Loom set while I was in Las Vegas. It came with a bunch of different pieces to make your own sized looms. Simply put, what a great idea! Nothing is more frustrating than something that is too long or too small. This is the project that Muffin found so fascinating earlier in the week!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Longest Scarf

The longest Scarf is the shortest one I have ever made. It's just not working out with me and the Knifty Knitter. The yarn us called Sashay and I bought it on a whim. I thought, with its plaited edges, it would be easy to knit with.

Unfortunately it proved super slow to knit with as I tried to loop it around the pegs. Then I ran into some really tight tension.

Realizing I would grow old with this thing, I alternated one row of Sashay with two rows of regular burgundy yarn. This only mildly improved things. After a foot and a half, defeat was at hand!

Some projects are not meant to be :)

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Unintentional Fibre Week!

Hi friends, It has finally cooled down enough to feel like I can do things again. Our house is an oven and the other week it was regularly hitting +30 C (86-89 F) and it was extremely oppressive. It was hard to keep the birds cool and despite being tropical birds, they were suffering as much as the people. My husband came down with a dreaded summer cold as well!

It was so hot I couldn't even bear to read to keep my mind off of it. Sleepless nights abounded. The craftiest thing I could get up to was warping a loom for a new tapestry. It required very little thought and the only decisions to be made was selecting colours.

By good fortune, I also had an eye appointment which was very close to one of Calgary's premier wool shops, Gina Brown's. Thank goodness tapestry wool is inexpensive :-)

Muffin loves fibre arts as much as I do...and I have had trouble keeping him out of the tapestry wool :-)


Thursday, July 12, 2012

It is HOT!

I'll be back when I can form coherent sentences :S

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