Scarf all done! Not sure where it’s going but I’m pretty happy with the results. Next up… probably a houndstooth of some sort. Though man, I really need another boat shuttle. I enjoy boatshuttles way too much.
A Queen Among Us: Queen Latifah Essence Magazine November 2014 and her previous covers.
Photos Credit: Nino Muñoz
Styling: Timothy Snell
Hair: Iasia R. Merriweather
Makeup: Sam Fine
Amazing. Love her.
So seeing as we’re in the middle of October and I am almost certainly going back to school instead of for another job at this point, it’s come the time to start making Christmas presents. Especially considering how many Christmas presents I’m going to end up making.
As such, the loom got warped and I am in the midst of weaving up my first scarf of the season. I’m also trying out a yarn that, amazingly enough, no one seems to have tried weaving with yet (and it’s like, a Knit Picks yarn! What the what?!) so I’m happy that I’ll be adding the first weaving project to that yarn’s project page for other folks to see.
So far, it’s actually weaving up wonderfully. i love how the color is playing on it and it’s holding up really well as both warp and weft.with no abrasion showing and definitely no pilling or anything. I’m not sure if I could make a whole scarf with just one skein of this stuff given the size of scarves I prefer, so i put a block of black which’ll go at either end. I do like how it’s looking knit up,though. And I can’t wait to do another one of these.
So this poor plaid. This POOR plaid. i have tried to make this scarf twice now and I just lost all omph for it halfway through AGAIN. That’s all right, though. It was long enough to make a perfectly warm and lovely cowl when i sewed it together with a cute little fluffy edge!
Which also gave me the opportunity to make the most terrible joke in the world: this scarf was originally called ‘Scarf McCall’ on my Ravelry, in honor of my favorite Teen Wolf alpha. It is now entitled ‘Scott McCowl' because I am, in fact, a ball of cheese in human form.
Sorry not sorry.
it is now cold and I somehow do not think I have enough scarves. time to rewarp the baby loom and get a weaving on a couple of super simple multicolor scarves!
As you can see, I’ve found a little treasure trove of BFL and BFL/Silk skeins while I was cleaning up for a visit and it’s put me into a bit of a dyeing tizzy. This one went to a friend as a little present but it went by Calliope before it got tossed into the little gift bag.
I’ve since wandered into spinning again since I got my desk all set up so expect some yarn… soonish? Hopefully soonish? it’s going a bit slow since I’m spinning fine and it’s this really awesome Six Sheep Sampler that I picked up ages ago up at WEBS with my friend and it’s a whole 8oz that I’m going to do…
Probably fractal? Maybe gradient? Maybe looping gradient? Not sure! I figure I’ll spin the first half and see how I feel but the colors are gorgeous so I figure I can’t really screw it up too easily.
I’ve been playing with some dyeing lately and I found a couple of skeins of worsted/aran 100% BFL and decided to play with neons on it, since it’s not too often I see BFL dyed up so brightly, at least not at this weight. This one I’m calling Lisa Frankly for… well, obvious reasons ^_^