Friday, November 24, 2006

Irish Hiking Scarf & Wrist Wamers Done!

Here are 2 photos of the articles, which after many months I have finally finished!

This is my first cable project, which was easy to do. I did a couple of repeats every few days as I get bored quickly and now the scarf is about 55" long. All ready for winter!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Stick Weaving Mat

Here are pictures of my sticks which I used to make the rug from and the finished article, it's rustic. The sticks were made from a length of dowel, which we cut into pieces, then drilled a hole into and sharpened one end into a point. I used cotton twine for the warp and Icelandic Lopi wool for the weft, which was very thick so the rug grew quickly. I pulled each strip very tight, this is why the rug isn't completely flat to the ground, but it's really tough. I got the Lopi wool from Texere Yarns ages ago and this was perfect for the project.

It's very warm, just ready for winter.