Sunday, December 08, 2013
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.