I’ve just finished a couple more Christmas scarves. I waited until I had a few to make it worthwhile using the washing machine on the spin cycle and tumble dryer. I thought I would share them all to show you the progression.
- This one is for me and I made it into an infinity scarf which I enjoy wearing more.
2) This one is made with mostly handspun in a plain weave. It will go to one of my boys.
3) This one has a Scandinavian feel to it. It shrunk more than I expected due to the 100% wool warp, so I turned it into an infinity scarf. This one is for sale.
4) I used a chunky black warp here. This one is for the hubs and has his seal of approval. He also has sensitive skin but is happy to wear this. I love the black warp and how it makes the colors pop.
5) As I love the white warp so much, I tried again, but this time with a superwash merino and nylon DK yarn. This one has bobbles, but only in the handspun Christmas blend sections. There is still a lot of texture, but not too much. This one is for my daughter in law.
6) This one was made on a 7.5 dent reed. Once it was finished, I was a little concerned about how red it was. It looks very different to the scarf I made for myself which also has a red warp, but was made on a 5 dent reed. It really does make a difference in the dent. However, this one actually looks better after finishing and the red is not as overpowering as in the photo. It is still really soft. I made this one for my daughter.
7) Although these scarves are woven freestyle, there is an order to the colors in all of them. I only pulled out bobbles on the Christmas blend. I also left some fringe on the side in the Christmas blend. The blend had the chubbiest spirals and I think they are really cute. This one is also going to one of my boys, just don’t know which one yet.
8) This one below is the latest one I finished over the weekend. I decided to go for checks. This scarf was originally going to be for my future son in law and therefore decided to make him one with commercial yarn only. I know that he won’t like any Christmassy scarf that I make, so I wasn’t going to use my best (or expensive) yarn or my homespun. This is just how he is, picky, but he would wear it in front of me, so I am ok with that. I used a variegated red, white and green yarn with sparkle in the warp and weft. This scarf is not as heavy as the others, but it is nice and very sparkly. I would wear it. Unfortunately, I think it is too sparkly for the future son in law. So I will be giving it to the future daughter in law instead and will make a less sparkly one for him. I really like how this turned out and I like that zig zag look the variegated yarn made. I will warp the next one in the same colors, but without the sparkly yarn.
So, I really have one more to make and then I am done. 🙂
I have had a full 30 hours of work under my belt and still have time to do a little spinning or weaving as I am only doing 6 hrs a day from home, and I can start and finish early. So I feel that I am in a win-win situation at the moment. It makes a nice change. So, how is everyone doing with their Christmas makes?