I made a few changes in the lace insert. I have made it slightly smaller, leaving a broader plain weave band around it, and I have integreated the lace a little more firmly to the surrounding cloth.
I timed myself as I wove the lace panel in this last cloth. It takes me 3 hours to weave just the lace! I may get a little faster with practice, but I was hoping to finish several of these cloths to take with me to the west coast on the 25th. They are not due until November, but I thought I could get maybe half of the 10 done, but now I don't know. I don't have as much weaving time available as I would like to have, but most of that is my own fault!
I wanted to show you another experiment I have been working on this week. I have been trying to find a knitting pattern to use for the ugly skein of yarn I posted a couple of months ago. ( at least I think it was on this blog?) I tried knitted lace, and thought that it detracted from the colors. I tried a simpler pattern, but it just seemed to heavy. Finally, I was with Lou Ann on knit night, and she was talking about a crochet pattern that her sister was really enjoying, "Solomon's Knot" I got to see a picture of it and I really liked it. I went to you tube and searched for a tutorial, found one, and experimented with some waste yarn I have until I felt comfortable with the crochet hook, (it has been years!).
Dear One and I were touring the Smoky Mountains on July 4th, it's a national holiday you know, and it is our anniversary as well, we celebrated our 37 years together. While we were driving, I was crocheting my handspun scarf.
You can see the knitted scarf I was crocheting from on the left, and the new Solomon's Knot scarf on the right. It is much longer, much lighter, and shows off the yarn much better. Today I will steam block it, then on Tuesday I will bring it to the Center to show it off to the girls!
Now to get upstairs and weave a bit, until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina