Time to get busy!

November 2nd, 2012 § 1 comment

Its November.  For those of us crafty folks, its also known as the time to get busy!  By my calendar, there are currently 51 days left until Christmas. 

panic button

Luckily, I have gone into this winter gift-giving season with a bit of a plan. 

Projects that I’m for sure making:

  • cowl for my birth mom
  • hat for boyfriend
  • hat for boyfriend’s dad
  • woven scarf for boyfriend’s mom

Its possible that I may make some other items for my family here in town, but I have no idea at the moment.

I’m happy to report that I’m making progress on two of the four projects listed above – the cowl (because I have to mail it) and the woven scarf (because its lace weight and painstaking to make = time consuming).

Its been about 10+ months since I last wove anything, and its nice to do an hour here, an hour there to get it done slowly over time.  This project is being woven on my 32″ rigid heddle loom and therefore its not portable.  Its also the first lacy weaving I’ve done in a number of years.  This project was a pain in the ass (PITA) to warp onto the loom as I didn’t have any help and had to use both my hands and teeth (yes, teeth) simultaneously.  Ah, the things I do for my craft…

Here’s a picture to whet your appetite.

woven scarf

I’m really digging the gradient in the weft. Will post full project notes, including yarn content (note: all stash yarn!) once its completed and off the loom.

No, I haven’t forgotten to update y’all with info and pictures from my cardigan project.  Rest assured, it now has a sleeve and part of the second sleeve.  Its going to be a bit of a back-burner project (yet again) due to all the gift-making projects on the go, but I am determined to finish it sooner rather than later.

I should mention that if anyone has special orders for Christmas gifts, please send me an email by no later than November 9, 2012. That way I’ll have enough time to make your item.  Thanks for your support :)

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