Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Once A Daisey Snack, Now a Scarf

About 5 years ago, I bought a lovely skein of cashmere while traveling up in British Columbia.  Once I arrived home, I placed the yarn in a basket in the family room so I could look at it and admire its lovely blue, pink and purple colors.  Not long have after that, I heard DH say "Should Daisey be eating that yarn?"  And that's how Daisey, the Psycho Crocker, began her love affair with cashmere yarn snacks.  (Yes, I mean that wasn't the last time she has rooted out some cashmere to snack on -- she loves living on the edge. A skein, a sweater, she's not picky.)

I saved all the bits of cashmere and luckily I snatched the yarn away from her before chewed through the whole skein.  I ended up with lots of little pieces about 3-4 feet long and then a small ball and I've been thinking about what to do with it for the past 5 years.  Not enough for knitting, but maybe something else.

In September, I put a long warp of different variegated tencel yarns on the loom and have been weaving away -- first was a mobius.  As I finished the mobius I started wondering how that cashmere would look (the structure is satin) with the warp - lots of blues, green, and some reds.  It's awesome!  You will have to wait until the weather gets better here for photos -- my natural light is just "grey" today.  The satin warp side is smooth and soft with lots of flicks of color.  The weft side feels like your oldest, softest flannel PJs.  Yum.  However, this doesn't let Daisey off the hook. :-)

So I'll leave you with another photo from Santa Fe.

Don't forget, the Seattle Weavers Guild Sale starts Thursday, if you are in the Seattle Area.

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