Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Wee Detour

You're right!
This is not a woven article!

  I took a wee detour to the dark side this week, and I've gotten reacquainted with my crochet hooks! 

This is the cowl pattern that I worked in the small mop cord, and I really love how it works up so fast.  I had this yarn left over from a woven scarf, and I love the softness!  (Can we call this stash busting???)

  And, since I was on a roll, I went diving into my stash.  I paired up some rayon chenille with some variegated cotton flake.  L O V E L Y !!!!

  Each cowl was wet finished last night and they're almost dry now....just in time to wrap up for gifts!

  I've noticed a lot of cowls these days....and that really makes sense.  They do the job of a scarf, but you don't have to wrap them, or worry about them sliding off and getting lost.

  And, I've started a scarf using that mop cord, too.  I want to experiment with dyeing the finished items when the weather gets a little warmer.  That cotton thread is just too much fun!!!

  I did feel a little guilty that I haven't thrown a shuttle here at the house, but, as Tina said on Tuesday, "It's all fiber."  I've noticed that a lot of weavers have other fiber does make sense!

  I did finish the math on my wool poncho, and I have started winding the warp on the reel.  I have a few inches wound so far, and I'll get back to that later.

  Sometimes you just have to take that detour in the don't travel that way too often, yet it is familiar and enjoyable.  We all need a change of view sometimes!

  Enjoy your weekend, and
Happy Weaving!


Tina J said...

I like to think of it as cross training. You know exercising different muscle groups, so you don't wear out!

Bonnie said...

I like that Tina, cross training. That verigated cotton and chenille looks great. Who would have thought.

Maggie said...

And sometimes, you need a tv-watching project!

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful! You are so multi-talented!!