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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Handwoven Towels

I am weaving some bath towels from 1000 ypp cotton chenille. They are coming out very well but I'm not very happy with the selvedges. They aren't absolutely horrible but they aren't really nice either. I think it's the chenille which is taking up the yarn much more than I thought it would. I'm using a set of home made temples and am watching the edges carefully but every now and then the edge threads tend to want to start scrunching up together and making a smooth area once in a while. But all in all, I'm pretty happy with them.

I walnut dyed the contrasting color in them.

Mitchell's Sweater

Only one piece to go! Mitch wanted a red or blue sweater for Christmas. I settled on a manly looking rusty dark red color. Jim thought the bright red sweater wasn't the right color for a little boy. Who am I to argue since I'm not a male? The only piece I have with me is the sleeve so I'll post a photo of it. You can oooo and ahhhh here. . .

Fiona's hat. The pattern and yarn came in a kit from a website. Can't remember which one right now. But it's called the Ultra Violet Hat by Debbie Ware. Isn't it cute? I love the happy colors. It's as happy and fiesty looking as my 4 year old grand daughter Fiona.

Finished Knitting Project

It's been a while since I posted and I'm feeling a bit guilty, especially since have no excuse whatsoever except laziness. I've been working on several projects lately. I finished a sweater for my grand daughter Kendall. It's a purple bulky wool/mohair with a sort of cowl neck. She's ten and still likes Tinkerbelle - so I intend to do a Tinkerbelle like embroidery on the front in a contrasting pink color before I wrap it up for her for Christmas.