Friday, December 24, 2010

The first warp & scarf!

Since I didn't have to go to work today I stayed up late last night. Here is what I was doing..... The new Harp warped for the very first time! I dug around in my stash & came up with this pretty purple elann.com Lara sport weight cotton yarn. I used the Lara to warp my loom with, please excuse me if I'm not using the correct weaving terminology, I'm new at this. he he. I used the direct to loom warping process with my warping peg. It was actually really easy. Kevin did help me when it came time to wind the warp up on the back, he held it tight while I wound. I think I had it ready to go in an hour, I think that's pretty good for the first time. I have an 8" warp, I'm dong a scarf.

 I searched through my stash, I had intentions of using some store bought yarn for my first project. I just couldn't find anything that I wanted to use. I kept going back to my handspun. And I wasn't certain how much yarn I was gonna need for the weft (I think that's what you call it), so I picked out a skein that I had plenty of, this one was over 300 yards. This is some pretty yarn that I spun from one of Beth's (Blue Mountain Handcrafts) batts. Kevin said that my weaving looked a little wonky or uneven, but it's really not, it's the handspun yarn. Some of it's thick & some of it is thin. I think it looks really cool. 
I can see a difference in my weaving already. Where I am at now looks much better than the beginning. I've got to learn to not be afraid of the loom, LOL, I tend to be really "easy" with it. :)  But I'm having lots of fun!
Stay tuned for the finished scarf!

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!
Be safe & have fun!

9 comments:

Scrabblequeen said...

Beautiful. So jealous! Merry Christmas.

Grace said...

looks like so much fun!! Merry Christmas!!!

Channon said...

Neat!! I figured it would be no time at all before you were weaving away. It looks fabulous!

Nichole said...

Too cool.... love it!

Bubblesknits said...

Oooh!!! It looks beautiful!! Weaving is a lot of fun and so quick.

Angela said...

It looks good with the handspun, gives it some character. The colors are beautiful.

gMarie said...

Oh I love it - while spinning looks neat - Weaving tempts me beyond belief. I'm sticking with 2 expensive hobbies are enough, however!! g

gypsyknits said...

Very very purdy :).

Nichole said...

I just gave in and ordered a Cricket..... much smaller scale start than you! :)