Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Weaving From Stash

Every year I and a bunch of my friends go on a five day knitting retreat at an undisclosed location -- we shop, hike, eat, shop, hike, eat and do a little knitting -- some of which will have to be ripped out when we get home because we were laughing and not paying attention. The last couple of years I have taken my table loom along and since last year actually converted a knitter to a weaver (I think she has 3 looms now).

Some of my friends are also weavers and one was telling me that she has been weaving a lot using her knitting yarn stash. I've done some of that in the past and I have a lot of knitting yarns, err, maybe even more than that. My friend has inspired me to do more weaving from stash and maybe I will be able to empty a few bins and actually find one wall of my studio again.

So yesterday and today I have been pulling warps using my knitting yarns and I finished the scarf on my table loom. I have quite a large stash of yarns from Lisa Souza, so I pulled a warp with some of Lisa's Merino sport weight yarn (not available anymore) in Little Devil and two other warps in mystery yarns. I've been really inspired by the fall colors and spent some time this morning going through the stash to pull out fall colors. I want to get all three of my looms warped this week. Hopefully I will soon have some weaving eye candy to post here.

2 comments:

Diana said...

Holly The picture is awesome! I can't believe it's been a week since we all arrived for knitting retreat. As ussual it was a great big hoot. I just finnished two scarfes to day. So on with cleaning up the stash! Happy Thanksgiving. Love Diana

twispofate said...

I'm looking forward to those pictures, too! I've been working on shawls but looking forward to doing something else. Holly, after looking at your report in the SWG bulletin, I have to say you are one AWESOME woman!!