My silk scarf is now at almost 60" and doing OK, only another 12" to go and the first one will be finished. I am hoping that the warp threads will hold out until I get it finished ! I am weaving very steadily as I have learnt that unpicking 2/60 silk is not a good thing to be doing ! I only do two repeats at a time and get up for a wander then back and do two more !! No listening to anything or talking to anyone either or I make mistakes !
The rigid heddle loom as another eyelash scarf on the go. It is the same as the last one but with a black warp. I have woven almost 60" so have another 12" to go. I am taking it to a craft fair next weekend to demonstrate weaving ! It is a two day craft fair over a Bank Holiday weekend so I thought on Sunday I might finish the weaving and then on Monday I could show how to twist the fringes. I am hoping to sell some of my scarves from my 'woolly phase' of knitting and weaving ! Hopefully I can take some pictures to share with you next time.
The knitting of Tony's cashmere sweater is complete !! Now the sewing up has to be done, not my favourite occupation. This first picture is a bit of a cheat as it isn't sewn up but I put it onto 'Madge' so that I could show you what the neck looks like. A cosy polo neck, looking quite promising.
I have always used a back stitch to sew up jumpers but listening to podcasts and being on Ravelry has taught me otherwise. I have discovered the secret of mattress stitch !! On U-tube I found quite a selection of videos but here is a link to one by BerrocaKnitBits on how to set in a sleeve ! There are plenty of others to be found in the side panel. Anyway, the results of using mattress stitch are quite amazing ! This is a picture of the shoulder seam and you can hardly tell it is there and there isn't a stiff ridge on the inside.
It does take quite a while to do so it will be the job for this week I guess. Hopefully it will be washed and finished by next week and I can post a photo of Tony wearing it !!
Better get busy then, having just set myself that target !!
Happy weaving and knitting to everyone and I'll be back next week !