Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Yarn Along..

I have been wanting to knit Mara's 'Rose City Rollers' sock pattern
for what seems like forever.  Finally got around to dyeing up a yarn that felt right
for the pattern..  

.."Modern Gingham"..

Inspired by my favorite vintage gingham garden shirt.

Orange Knits Designs 'Rose City Rollers' pattern is beautifully written,
easy to follow, and fun knit!  Please be sure to check it out on Ravelry.  You'll be running for your sock needles.


I love survival stories and have NOT been able to put this book down.
It must stem back to my childhood and the little jar of ashes (that I still have)
that my aunt sent me when Mount St. Helens erupted.

Now that I think about it, that little jar has a gingham lid.


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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Yarn Along..

re • claim: To bring into or return to a suitable condition for use, as cultivation of habitiation.

This warp.
Currently on the Saori Loom -

Reclaimed, thrifted, recycled sweater, and hand spun yarns.
A complete conglomeration of deliciousness.

The use of salvaged materials frees me.
This cast aside yarn is getting a new life.

There are no expectations.
A little bit of this..a little bit of that..

No fears or hesitation.

Which leads me to Craig's List.
Gosh I love Craig's List...

So I stumbled on this little beauty this past week.
A barely used Schacht tapestry loom (with stand).


This is the first weaving I made on her.  It is ready to come off the loom, but
there is still warp to be advanced so I am weaving another before I take this one off.

Weaving tapestry is incredibly fun!
This was woven with all reclaimed fibers...Sweater bits, yard sale finds,
and estate sale yarn.  


Completely lost in the beauty and history of the Bauhaus weavers..


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