Friday, December 28, 2012

fog in the valley

on Boxing Day.
I wish you all a good time with your dearest and nearest, just like we're having now!

Monday, December 10, 2012

the next one

is on its way to the loom

Joanna Fowles - dear Santa, please can I have the kelly scarf ?

Monday, December 03, 2012

finally Dicembre

I just finished a small collection of lightweight scarves -
I made a prototype a while ago and I've been wearing it to see
how it would withstand some wear and tear. 
The warp is a fine 2/56 cashmere/silk blend with silk selvedges and the weft is 2/30 linen.
The thing is, with such fine yarn I wanted a strong structure - hence the plain weave -
but also some element to make it crisp and add some degree of stiffness
- and here comes the linen yarn -
After wearing it for a while, the cashmere/silk blend developed a bit of nap,
which is definitely nice and adds warmth.
The scarves are quite big - 41 x 226 cm excluding fringes - so plenty of fabric to wrap into.
I am pleased by the results!

Yesterday afternoon there was the most dramatic sky ever -
beautiful colours - and a couple of small tornadoes along the coast as well