Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ice Storm! And Handwoven

Good grief. If you're not in New England, you probably don't know, but Massachusetts/Southern New Hampshire were hit with a HUGE ice storm Thursday night/yesterday. We lost power for the whole day yesterday - got it back around 9pm, I think. We spent the night in a hotel - it was supposed to get down to about 19 last night - too cold to spend the night in a house without heat! (And little man Conall is sick, too, to make things more complicated.) It looks like Worcester is a huge mess, yikes... (one of my brothers lives there - another lives a bit south of Worcester and didn't get any ice!).

On the bright side of things, the latest issue of Handwoven magazine arrived yesterday, and my ruffley scarves are in it! Hooray!

This was a fun project, I actually got a lot of input from Madelyn van der Hoogt on it. The scarves started out like this:


And, after a lot of back and forth, ended up like this:

(The photos in Handwoven are so good!!) The project scarf is actually in the berry colorway, like the little one above, but I didn't have a chance to take pictures of it, I was weaving right up to the deadline, it actually went into the mail still damp, lol! (After my dear little son got into the laundry room, pushed buttons on the washing machine and sent it - the berry one - through the wash a third time - ahhhh! LOL! It shrank a bit more than I expected, needless to say. This child, I'm tellin' ya...)

Anyway, it was such a fun project! And the Dragon Tales yarn is just so gorgeously colored, it's hard to go wrong with it...

Well, here's hoping today gets back to normal. I theoretically have Open Studios, and I also have a couple of cashmere scarves to send out to Etsy customers, goodness. Time to get going!

7 comments:

Alison said...

The scarves are beautiful! I hope to make one sometime in the future.

Peg in South Carolina said...

I saw the piece in Handwoven. Good job! Also, somebody suggested I ask you for advice on weaving with small children. I have an 18-month grandchild coming for a week...... Any and all advice would be appreciated!

Peg in South Carolina said...

Kristin, thank you so much for you comment on my blog. It's given me some ideas I would never have thought of. Again, thanks!

island sweet said...

take care of yourself and your little family. xxx

Alpaca Granny said...

You are so talented. Congrats on being in Handwoven.

Taueret said...

wow, what beautiful scarves! Can I do that with 4 shafts?

skiingweaver said...

Hey there Taueret, thank you, and you sure can! You can even do it on two shafts. :) And instructions are in the Jan/Feb Handwoven (the current issue) just to make it easy! :)