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Work Completed and Begun

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Now that the wedding runner and placemats are complete, I've started and completed a lace shawl for me to wear at the wedding, should the weather not cooperate.  This is my first knitted shawl, though not my first lace knit.  I did make several mistakes along the way, but I think it came out pretty well.  I'll be happy to have it handy in September.  The yarn is a pearlescent tonal sock yarn from Knit Picks (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Stroll_Tonal_Sock_Yarn__D5420134.html), 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon.  It's very soft!
I'll be sure to show you a photo once the blocking is completed.

Unfortunately, there's been no weaving here since the table linens.  My poor loom is put away at present, because the room where it lives is getting a redo.  We affectionately call it the "toyroom," because when the kids were small we had a huge toy box in there.  It started out as a regular porch, back when the house was built in the 1870's.  Somewhere along th…

Next Up - Sewing!

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The cloth for the wedding table linens has finally been woven!  I finished up yesterday afternoon and pulled it all off the loom.  It just seemed to keep coming and coming... Twelve yards is alot longer than it sounds.  AND alot heavier.  It all weighs over 3 lbs, which doesn't sound all that heavy, I suppose, but for a bunch of cloth it is.  Here is a photo or two.

Next I will have to zigzag stitch all the ends, 24 in all, so that I can cut them apart without them unraveling.  After that, lots off measuring, folding and pinning. Then more sewing. Trim up the extra threads, and into the washer and dryer they go. There will certainly be alot of trimming while I iron them, since some of the ends of the yarns will undoubtedly be poking up through the cloth.  So there is still more work to do, but I'm very happy to have them off the loom.

And, just in case you missed it, here is a gratuitous shot or two of my handspun, hand knit sweater, buttons on.   I really like how it turned o…