This weekend I took a class through my guild. It was a class that I have wanted to take for some time now and finally had the opportunity to take it. Since I have had a loom in my possession for some time now, I thought that it was high time that I learned how to use it. Thus, a beginning weaving class.
This is what my loom looked like prior to tying on my warp. I forgot to take pictures of the actual winding of the warp, sorry.
And these are what it looked like with my warp tied on.
After a little while weaving, the front of the loom looked like this:
And a little while after that, it looked like this:
And after two days of instruction and weaving, I ended-up with this:
I’m very pleased with how it turned out. It’s obviously not perfect, but considering that it is my first woven piece since a few of those woven potholders in grade school, I think it turned out pretty well.
In non-weaving related news. I am also working on a birthday hat. I can now show it as I have actually knit on it in front of the recipient:-)
It is being knit from some 3-ply hand-spun Shetland wool yarn I made specifically for this hat.
I also had a wonderful surprise in the mail today. I received a package from Baton Rouge from my bestie Elise. Inside was a birthday card as well as these:
If I ever have an office again, the I Want to Believe poster is going up in it, just to freak-out the muggles:-)