Monday, November 17, 2008

Weave Worthy??

In no time at all, I completed the scarf shown in my last post. I can't show a photo of it because it is hidden on the front beam (weaving lingo, don't 'cha know) beneath my newest production.
The star of the show is some of my hand-dyed handspun yarn.

The supporting cast is found resting on the bench, namely the same blue and purple wool warp as in my last post along with a tiny bit of left-over ribbon yarn of uncertain parentage, some rayon fancy stuff, and a soy-wool blend that is really chunky and really soft but impossible to knit with.

I am finding it nearly impossible to get anything else done, ie. prairie dresses for my nieces that still need to even be cut out, and niece Emily's jacket I promised TWO birthdays ago. (have I already blogged about this? I do feel guilty, which could be assuaged by actually DOING the sewing)

Anyway, I'm mighty proud of the result:

I told Kelly he could have this scarf for a gift exchange at work, but am seriously reconsidering that offer. I foresee having trouble letting someone else who might not REALLY, really, really appreciate handwoven have it. Actually, I think weaving will foment in me a judgmental tendency which may (ok, will) cause me to categorize people by whether they are weave-worthy, or not. I kind of (kind of????) already do that with knitting. I haven't worked out the exact calculus between knitting and weaving. It is possible one could be weave-worthy but not knit-worthy or vice versa, it takes a lot of work to be judgmental so I've got some details yet to work out. I have tentatively named this latest character flaw the craft caste.

I have not neglected knitting in favor of weaving. I've completed my bono kimono sweater (Loops Pattern) knit of stash yarn. It is washed, blocked and ready to be seamed up.

I participated in a pincushion swap on Ravelry and made these two to send to a gal in England. The dress-form one was a lot of fun, but the felted teacup was a pain in the rear to make and I slopped glue all over so it was a better idea than result. I haven't heard from the recipient, so maybe the glue was still wet--oops!


Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

oh just too lovely for someone in the office, how can you part with it?

Marianne said...

I spewed coffee, 'craft caste', how FUNNY! and I relate, completely. snort.
As to letting Kelly take it for a gift exchange... no. tell me you didn't.
Kimono looking good!

Your latest weaving... stunning, Ann.
Seriously, absolutely gorgeous. When do we get to see your weaving up close and personal? I see some major fondling in the future, hopefully:^)

skiingweaver said...

LOL! Craft caste - too funny! Lovely job on your weaving project. :) Definitely judgment-worthy.

Anonymous said...

I agree with stitching...I think something like that should be give to friends of a certain uh....standing...aka....25+ years or so.......

Anonymous said...

WEAVE WORTHY?? is that anything like sponge worthy? just sayin

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Drooling over scarf your weaving very cool and the kimono love the colorway very fall:)Hugs Darcy

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