Friday, July 15, 2011

On and Off the Loom

My looms are busy, and the shawl project is moving forward. The first photo gives you an idea of what it looks like when a lace piece is in the works. I start with the idea in my head, then place it on special graph paper for the visually impaired. This creates a huge map of the idea, but usually not the actual pattern. From the chart, I create the first written draft of what I think the pattern will be, using my favorite giant legal pads and 20/20 pens. From this draft, I begin the looming. I'm thrilled to show you the start of a shawl made with lace weight yarn!

Even this early into the project, I will be writing a second draft, trying to get the pattern into an easy to read format, and adding in the changes to the pattern that are being made as it is loomed. The second photo is a close up of the lace work. It will look very different once it is blocked out, but you get an idea at least of the first layer of lace with a little flower in it.

A nice break from the lace pattern is the JulyRavelry Loom-a-long, here in the third photo. I'm making the Leafy Sea Dragon Scarf in Chroma worsted in the Sunrise colorway. The loom is a CinDwood 1/2 inch gauge loom with 35 pegs. The lace is also being made on a CinDwood 1/2 inch gauge loom. There are a very nice group of loomers in the loom-a-long, and we will be working on the scarf all of July, so you have lots of time to join us.

Off the loom is the June Loom Class project, the Sea Glass Wrap, made from Anny Blatt Fine Kid in Arctic. With our cool, foggy summer, this has been my favorite wrap to wear right now.

Also off the loom, a small chunky scarf with a V-back. I know I've shown you this before as a shawl, but the first versions were frogged, and this little scarf is the keeper. It was made on the purple KK hat loom with Wool of the Andes Bulky in the Garden Party colorway.

What is on your loom?

Copyright 2011 by Invisible Loom and Craft, Renee Van Hoy. All Rights Reserved.

1 comment:

  1. Everything looks fab Renee, the shawl in the works looks very exciting - and lacy :)

    Loving the new colours of the sea dragon scarf, that yarn looks as though it suits the pattern perfectly.

    On my 51 peg cindwood crafts 1/2 inch gauge loom at the moment are more mitre squares for the Super Mario Blanket project, I have passed the half way point and its going really fast now. 252 four inch squares in total and I've done over 155 now. 29 pegs makes a perfect 4 inch mitre square. I am totally determined to finish this large bed blanket for my son Joseph to take away to university with him in September, its a surprise he doesnt know I'm making it hence why I keep calling it the "secret uni project" on my own blog :)

    Helen xx


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