Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A new project

I've started a new project. It is a scarf made of cotton.  It's narrow compared to what I've been doing lately! 
I started threading the reed, and decided that I needed a reed where the dents are closer together so got the 8 dent out.  Perfect!
Then I looked in my pattern book and I wanted to try log cabin - which I've never done before.  (there are a LOT of patterns I have not done before - I'm big on plain weave!).
I thought I had everything threaded right.....but I didn't.
I had to unthread about half the heddles and take them out of the reed.  I re-threaded like the pattern actually SAYS it it is supposed to be....which I missed the first time.

So while dinner was cooking I rethreaded.  I did it correctly!

Then I had to figure out the weaving issue.  One line of each color...hmmm.   I got it figured out and it's coming out REAL nice.  :-)
I'm using dark and light denim cotton from Peaches and Cream.  It looks nice.
I want to try to make a scarf a day for 30 days.  We'll see how that goes.  LOL
No pics.  This scarf might be a gift, and I don't want the giftee to see it!  Maybe a tease when it gets done....

My car is in the shop.  The Check Engine light came on while I was driving.  Turned around, came back home, and took the pickup which stinks! Whew. 

Hubby took the car in and I went and picked him up.  Of course there is a part that needs replaced.  The car is only 18 months old.  26,000 miles.  Geesh.  They just don't make them like they used to.  Sometimes I wish life were MUCH simpler.

So I'm off for now.  Gonna go watch a couple of shows we taped.  Then we'll watch Dancing with the Stars and 19 Kids and Counting, and The Little Couple (finale is tonight - geesh, it seems it just started!!!).  Yeah, um, can you tell I'm a reality show freak?

More later!

1 comment:

Judy said...

Isn't that the way it goes with weaving? I was threading heddles the other day, and just kept skipping the fourth shaft for some reason. I hope your scarf turns out just the way you want it to!