Well, I’ve finally finished the scarf that was on my Beka rigid heddle loom. This was woven from my handspun, as I showed you in this post. I hovered over those last few inches forever, just tossing furtive glances at the loom propped up over there. Why? I knew I’d need a dedicated bit of time to cut it off the loom and do the knots. So, success at last!
I learned quite a bit about controlling my selvedges and keeping my beat even throughout the scarf on this one. The color shifts make it look pretty cool. My cub declares it scratchy (overspun beginner yarn made with mohair content….look Ma, I made burlap!), but I’m hoping it will soften with a bit of a wash (and perhaps a drop or two of Milsoft). It it doesn’t become soft enough for wear, it’ll make a cool runner to drape over a shelf. Either way, I’m really pleased with the rustic open weave look of it, and the shifting colors brighten up the grey weather we’ve been experiencing here in Iowa.
Anyone else weaving? What are you working on?