Sunday, December 08, 2013

Toasty


We're doing what we can here to stay toasty.  The temperatures have been very cold all week: down to the mid-20s overnight, and barely scratching 40 degrees during the day.  I  wanted some long fingerless gloves to keep my wrists warm, so I knit these up from a partial ball of worsted weight wool


The pattern Toasty, is free on line.  I added ribbing to make it fit more snugly, and I'm thinking of adding some crewel embroidery.


I finished the scarf/shawl I was weaving from self-striping sock yarns on my rigid heddle loom.  Here you see it before I twisted the fringes and wet blocked it.


I also used a fine yarn with tiny sequins, which you can see in this photo.  Note to self:  in the future save any yarns that might snag in the heddles for the weft only.  I like how it looks, but it was slow going easing those sequins out of the heddles.

It's too cold to do much in the way of outdoor activities, so I'll warp up  another shawl.  I'm learning a lot about what yarns do best in the warp, so this next one should be smooth sailing.

4 comments:

Magpie Sue said...

The sequins do add visual interest but I can imagine they were a pain while you were weaving. Worth it in the end in my opinion!

Judy S. said...

Looks like your Toasty mitts go with the pretty scarf, too! It's cold here, too, but at least the sun's been out, even if only briefly.

margaret said...

great pieces to help you keep warm, here in the UK winter has not really come, temperatures hover around 50,feels chilly but can`t complain no doubt the colder weather will be here soon

Debra Spincic said...

It's even chilly here! All the leaves turned and fell in the same couple of days.

Stoke up the fire and cuddle under a quilt!