Sunday, November 12, 2006

weaving and knitting projects to share.


Here's the weaving with the tencel. You can tell it was my favorite colors... I used a straight draw for the threading, and I know I have something written down about where I got the tie up and treadling, so let me know if you want that info. It's a broken twill of one sort or another.

Cathie, Here's the colors on the scarf. When I went looking for the next skein, that I actually have two more, so it might be a reasonable length with both. Let me know if you have more.

Bonnie, this is the wool camel, so you can see how it knits up. Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 16, 2006

Just another day

I'm sitting here watching my dog get scratched in the place that makes her leg move. She's having way too much fun lying there begging for attention.

On the needles right now, I have a vest for my DH in some cotton worsted weight yarn that I picked up a long time ago at a fiber garage sale, a shawl in some yarn that I bought a few weeks ago, and a cable scarf out of Caravan from Just Our Yarn. I will post some pictures of all of these things before too long.

I suppose I should also talk about weaving, since I titled this blog based on the fact that I weave. I do not have anything on the loom yet. I recently moved from Maryland to British Columbia, and I just feel like I'm recovering from that. I also don't have a ton of space in the place that I'm renting, so I'm not quite ready to start something new. I do have the last thing that I finished weaving before leaving Maryland that still needs the finishing done. Its a shawl that I made for my mother out of Almaza and Aziza (tencel), also from Just Our Yarn. I actually had enough of the yarn to make a second piece, so I have two to finish off.

Speaking of luscious yarns, if you haven't seen the yarns from Handmaiden, they are worth looking for. Made by the same folks that make Fleece Artist. I bought some of their Sea Silk and Silken a couple of months ago, and I love it.

So, time to figure out what I'm really going to make this blog about, and maybe start publishing more regularly.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

1st stab

Ok, I've been claiming for almost the last year that I'm going to start a blog. I'm finally making myself sit down and create the account and write one.

I expect to mostly post on knitting, weaving, spinning. If you haven't guessed by that list, I'm a fiberholic, and the various ways of working with fiber are my passion. I do hold a day job that I enjoy immensely, but I really look at it as a way to pay for the other things that I want to do in life.

I hope to post here regularly and update on the various projects that I am working on, but today I'm a little fried from work. My day job is at a company that develops LIMS software for the life sciences. For those who don't recognize the acronym, LIMS stands for Laboratory Information Management Systems. I joined the company about 3-4 months ago, and I'm very happy I made the decision to join. It was not exactly an easy decision, since it meant pulling up stakes and moving across North America and from the US to Canada.

So, time to move on to some other stuff. Guess I'm gonna have to let some people know about this...