I've been giving my little Cricket loom a workout, trying out various yarns and yarn pairings. While I do this, as you can see, I'm binge watching The Good Wife on Hulu. I used to watch the series before, but I recently caught up on the episodes I'd missed, and now I'm watching it from the beginning. The characters are great, and there are some very quirky minor characters.
Here are some of the yarns I've been playing with. When you weave with them, novelty yarns transform into something altogether amazing.
These two scarves use novelty yarns in combination with some conventional yarns.
This scarf combines a patterned sock yarn warp with a solid black weft that alternates with more self-striping sock yarn. I love the vertical shots of white in this scarf.
One discovery has been what a joy it is to weave with Lion Brand Homespun. It's readily available, and inexpensive (especially bought on sale or with a coupon). One caveat is that once cut, it unravels like crazy, so have your anti-fray product ready.
I wove this scarf with a 5 dent heddle and with Homespun in the both the warp and weft. I threw in a few passes of sparkle yarn at the beginning and end--it's too scratchy to be around your neck. The finished scarf is incredibly squishy. Yes, that's an official weaving term. It's soft and velvety. Mmm, I can't wait to make the next one.