This week has been a "Rip Back" kinda week, but strangely enough I am not that phased by this notion :O
Is it age I wonder?
Besides the ripping back I have also managed to get quite far on the various projects which I set out for myself this week.
Let me show you what I have been up to.
This is my first rip back project:
On Saturday I was thrilled to finally get on with some weaving.
Notice anything odd?
This warp is for the Danish towel pattern of Handwoven (May/June 2015) which I warped around the same time as the magazine came out last year.
When I came to the end of the warp whilst dressing my loom, I noticed that I had 4 threads too many and I figured that I had wanted to make a strengthened selvage, but as I no longer saw the need I left those threads out of the warp and merrily began my pattern.
(This is what happens when a year of time lies between the warping and the dressing of a loom!!)
Whilst weaving, I did keep going back to the image in the magazine and wondering why my pattern wasn't looking the same - similar - but not the same, but I put it down to being too close to the warp and thought as soon as I stood away from the loom things would look a lot different.
Well, it was a pity I didn't stand up earlier, as when I did stand up I realized the problem. My pattern was off by 4 threads......funny, I had removed an extra 4 from the left side of the warp before I began......then it hit me! Obviously the selvage occurs on both sides - DUH, and since I had only removed the extra left hand selvage threads, I had not considered that I had had any extras when I began to dress my loom and so I merrily programmed a 4 thread mistake into my lovely warp!
What was I to do?
I cut off my already woven cloth and have since begun again to re-dress my loom!
And this time I am rechecking my steps as I have not warped with any error-ease, so more than likely towel 1 will turn out to be a lot shorter than the other two towels :(
I hope to show you some better progress with this project next week though!
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.
This is the world seat for the anthroposophical society and was designed by Rudolf Steiner.
What a magnificient building!
If you ever get the chance to visit this incredible build, I would warmly recommend that you do.
Having my children in the Waldorf school and working in an anthroposophical institution did definitely benefit me to "Understand" the building a little better.
On my way there I managed to get a little work done on my Fine and Dandy socks, which are another interim pattern for this year's Sock-Along.
These are being knit up in Spinnwebstube Yarn and I love how they are turning out!
I may need to spice things up a little with this pair as I only have 50g of the pink, and 50g of the green, so it most likely won't be enough for a decent length sock.....I will think of something.
As the new month is here, those socks have been put down for a new month of Sock-Along fun :)
This is my official pair of socks for the month of July.
I actually wanted to be a bit further for today (well, I already was) but I had to rip these back down to their toes as I had merrily continued in pattern on both sides of the foot!
Next week, there will definitely be a little more progress on these!
Don't forget, if you want to take part in this month's Sock-Along you can find all info HERE
As I seem to feel like I can never have enough socks on my needles at any given time right now, I also have cast on for a Mystery Sock-along called Lyanna
This was a spontaneous cast on, and I needed some solid yarn, so I quickly ordered some from Rita @ Spinnwebstube, and it arrived the very next day, just in time to cast on ;)
I ordered two skeins as I wasn't sure which one to choose:
Once I had unpacked them though, I knew if would be the blue - and I think Lyanna Stark is more of a blue don't you?
So blue it is...
Isn't it lovely?
Sewing: My tunic is just about done, I have to hem the tunic and the sleeves and I do hope I get a chance to do this sometime this week.
I have another FO in sewing that I will be sharing with you all on Friday.
Do come back then and share your FOs with me too (there will be a linky included for you to do so ;))
Reading: I have finally gone on to a new title - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and I am loving this book so far.
Ohh.....The cat basket is just about done too - and I just may have enough yarn, hold thumbs that this is the case!
I will be sharing this post with all of my creative weekly friends so do drop by there for some super inspiration!
See you Friday.