Wednesday, August 26, 2009

In the Queue Wednesday

I'm sorry - can you handle one more weaving project in the queue? Before I can get to my Christmas kitchen towels, I want to make a scarf for my Grandmother. She asked for navy blue and white. I picked a silk-wool blend yarn that is sinfully soft! (Okay, it has to be dry cleaned, but believe me, it's worth it!)

I have started preparing the length-wise threads, called the warp. This is a warping board, and it helps you get the right number of threads in the right length.

The pink yarn ties off bundles of 10, to help me keep count.

Here is the pattern that I think I will make (in navy and white):

The cool thing about weaving patterns is that most of the information you need is contained in those little graph paper squares - see how some are blank and some are colored in? Weavers can describe thousands and thousands of different patterns, just by which boxes are colored in and which are blank! Isn't that neat?

I'm planing to visit her around Columbus Day (early October), so I want to have it done before then. I'm not sure when I'll get to it, but, don't worry, it's in the queue... ;)


gwensews said...

That looks like fun! It's something I haven't tried. Humm.