Friday, June 25, 2010

Oregon Coast Leg Warmers

I spent last week on the Oregon Coast with my extended family and I wanted to do something crafty while I was on vacation. And on the Oregon Coast, even though it is June, it tends to be chilly and rainy, which makes leg warmers appealing.

I am not a knitter. This is only my second ever knitting project. You might wonder why I would leap right into knitting in the round if I don't really know how to knit. The only reason I want to learn to knit is to knit in the round. I am not interested in knitting rectangles, because I can weave rectangles. I see knitting as a way to make hats, gloves, socks, and legwarmers.

In all honesty, this project started as fingerless mittens, but even a thumb hole was too much for me. So the project became just a tube. And originally they were intended to be worn the other way around, with the white part on top, but they didn't fit that way because one end is narrower than the other. I have a lot to learn. And luckily, I get to make the other one.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Featured in a Treasury!

Even though I've had an Etsy Shop for 2 years, I've always believed that only my direct relations have seen it. But look, I was featured in someone's Treasury East treasury!

It is a very specific treasury: black and white handwovens. I think everything in it is amazing.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I'll weave next week

6 days until I'm finished with this quarter at school. And I plan to spend them all in the windowless computer lab. And today seems like it might actually be sunny! Well, at least my garden will enjoy it. As you can see, my only current use for the loom bench is as a staging area for the next cup of coffee.
Oh! Look what finally came! Yarn for my next project! I had to order it from a different company to finally get it. My old supplier is officially fired, 4 months is far too long to wait for yarn. These guys got it to me in less than a week!