Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Center fold



After washing the blanket, you can still see the center fold quite well, however, I still think overall it's a neat blanket and I definitely still love doubleweave!  I think the centerfold is very apparent still because the yarn is so chunky and it was pretty much one-ply wool so maybe I didn't pull it quite tight enough.  When I look real close, it looks a little loose in the weft at those parts.  But still... neat blanket, love the pattern and the wool yarn, and I also love the colors!  Doubleweave is so awesome!  I love that I can make a blanket twice the width of my loom but I don't have to store a loom twice the width!  Someday I hope to get a big one, but definitely not right now.

And the closing shot...


Sunday, May 25, 2014

I've been published!

Have you seen the latest Handwoven magazine?
 

 Notice anything yet?


Look real close here at the bottom!


I've been published!!

(And yes, that is my picture with Crazy as a Loom's monkeys!  It's one of my best shots...)

Anyway... I'm on page 62!!!



If I haven't already given birth this year, I would say this was the best day of 2014 so far!

PS. The math of 260% should be 2600%, and in the copy they sent me last month to proof it was actually right! Someone changed it and now it’s wrong… but oh well! Hopefully nobody will notice…. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Weaving... done!



Now on to the washing machine!

And as a closing shot... here's a little "Napoleon Dynamite" pose for you to enjoy!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Stripes!

I wasn't quite sure how this blanket would look woven up because of the verigated yarn, but I'm happy to say that I love it!



I think my M-I-L will love these colors!


 


And she'll love these fun stripes!



And of course, I can't close without a baby shot!


He's such a happy little guy!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Better late than never!


It's better to have a late gift than no gift at all... right?!  I'm liking the way this doubleweave throw is turning out.  I like the 2/2 twill throughout the whole thing.  I think it will display this beautiful yarn in a nice way.  I remember now why I used this yarn as a weft instead of warp, and it's because it has a little bit of mohair in it.  It is washable, just on gentle.  The yarn also has some wool and acrylic in it.  I'm hoping it will make a nice warm blanket, but not too scratchy with the wool.  I have unwound the yarn from the skein in such a way that the color pattern will continue until I change skeins.  Hopefully it won't be too obvious!  I have no idea what to expect... and sometimes it's better that way!

Here's your daily dose of the little guy... he looks like such an old man in this picture!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

a late doubleweave

I kind of missed mother's day for Brian's mom.  I have just been so busy with the baby and time just got away from me!  I really wanted to make her a doubleweave blanket, and I have the warp all measured out, I just never found time to thread it and weave it!




This is what the entire blanket will look like:




The yarn I'm going to use has a lot of color in it, so I have decided that a plain 2/2 twill throughout the entire thing would be best.  I bought this yarn a few years ago at Hobby Lobby and I have been saving it for a very special weave like this one. 


It's super soft and I love the colors!   The colors are a little outside my usual blues and greens, but real close!  I'm almost half way through threading!!  It's threading really fast because the yarn is so thick.  This was done in about an hours time during one of David's naps.


Feels good to be back!  Now I just need to get this little guy napping again so I can thread some more!



Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ignore the bullies

I've been busy.  Real busy.  New baby, a recovery from major surgery, and my hubby changed jobs.  It's been both hard and easy to get back on my feet.

But that's not why I've been gone.

Before the baby was born... like way before... during the time I was doing electronics, I was hit hard by a very mean comment left by an internet bully.  It blew me over and I almost shut down the blog over it.  I think it might have been pregnancy hormones, or just the fact that my sensitive feelings were severely hurt.  Some of you asked where I was and I told you about my confrontation.  Many of you apologized for this idiot, but it still hurt.  In fact, I was so hurt that I went through the blog and deleted all head shots.  I felt insecure and violated.  I turned off comments and completely walked away from the blog.  Well... can't say I'm completely "over-it", but it's nice to face it and be back.  Don't worry, you haven't missed any of my weaving or projects, but I am starting to feel like I can balance things better again and hope to have something to share soon.

So now that I can think much more clearly, it's onward and upward, right?  Ignore the bullies.

I imagine your number one question is: How's the baby?  Well, the baby is doing awesome!  David is such a joy to have around!  And his birth story is quite amazing... it was both the very worst and very best day of my life!  He is also growing very quickly, and even my nights haven't been too bad.  He wakes up about once per night.  I hope to get things balanced so that I can get back to weaving.  I have a new warp all measured and now I just need to thread it.  I'll work on it slowly next week during his nap times!

Here are some pictures of the little guy!




Mother's Day Pic:


Leave a nice comment, if you wish!  They are back up for now... :)