This week I've been busy with a wee bit of everything related to fiber arts. I have to admit that there is a bit of longing for the challenge of a deadline. I met all of my Christmas gift deadlines except one which I finished before the end of 2010. Now I look around my house, which is temporarily clean due to the Christmas decorations being taken down, and survey the new projects I have started for 2011. First on the agenda was to spin. I have already filled a few bobbins on Frodo that are ready to ply. I need to start restocking my farm store because I sold out of almost all of my handspun yarn.
I spent New Year's Eve weaving a scarf on the new Cricket Loom that Santa brought the family then spent New Year's Day warping it for the Bears to weave. As you can see, they haven't gotten too far and I'm itching to tear out their work and start over. We attempted to use some yarn I bought last year for a charity knit and it's very sticky which makes weaving a bit more difficult so you can imagine why I didn't want to knit with it either. I have been talking with a few people in our area and it looks like we will be starting a Rigid Heddle Study Group. For more information, you can visit the Wonder Why Alpaca Farm Group on Ravelry. We are currently deciding on dates, time and projects to weave. Hooray!
Finally, after all of the enjoyment of knitting my Aunt's cowl I decided I wanted to knit another one for myself but in my favorite colors of orange, brown, red and gray. I'm not following a pattern which is actually fun so we'll see how it turns out in the next few weeks. I am using some Misty Alpaca Yarn that I bought at Your Local Yarn Shop along with some Bear Creek Bulky Wool Yarn. I wanted to use a bulky yarn and I didn't have any yarns that I spun in the right quantity or color of bulky to make this and these colors were exactly what I wanted. We'll see as I keep going. After I complete this (ok, I'm starting the year off with one project at a time,bahaha) I plan to take my sweater out of its time out and maybe start a pair of socks. 2011 is about being positive, productive and full of wonderful possibility so...there is no limit to what I will create this year. Now, what were your adventures in Fiber Arts this week?
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