Knitter, spinner, weaver, dyer. Wool is my therapy, what's yours?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sock it to me!

Have I mentioned how much I love weaving on a rigid heddle with sock yarn? A ton. Right after I bought my first floor loom I sold my Ashford Knitter's loom (AKL). I had actually thought that once I start weaving on a "big girl" loom, aka a floor loom, that I would never want to revisit my slooooow weaving RH. A month or two without that little AKL and I quickly realized I had made a big mistake! I love making scarves out of wacky variegated knitting yarn.
This little beauty was dyed by a Ravelry buddy, Azlynn of Dyelectable Yarns, and is an 80/10/10 MCN blend. The colorway name is roadkill. The image of roadkill isn't all that beautiful, but this skein sure is.
I decided to pair it with some Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga (also 80/10/10 MCN) in Grey Scalloped Bar Butterfly.
The result is stunning although I am only 1/4 of the way into it.
My cats loved it too. I left to go to the store, and when I returned home the caked skein that was waiting to become the weft looked like this.....
I almost cried. I did yell. I was tempted to throw it away. But with some encouragement I sat down and untangled it myself. Only after I contacted some of the fabulous women in the Knot a Problem group on Rav. These women love to untangle yarn, and will do it for others. More power to them. I'd rather knot do it ever again ;)

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha! A knotty subject for sure. Love the scarf. Wish I had time to learn to weave. But it'll have to wait for retirement. As of know, that is scheduled for July 9, 2021!! Hope you and your family are well.

    Laura Altes
    (Fort Smith Stitch n Bitch group - if you can call it that any longer - we've dwindled terribly)