I came back from TNNA/Columbus with a few goodies in my carry-on, including a Cricket Loom. I’ve been slowly weaving through the sample warp of Lion Wool I put on while I wait for a 12-dent heddle. Look for details about these adventures when I fully review Liz Gipson‘s newly revised and updated book Weaving Made Easy Revised and Updated: 17 Projects Using a Rigid-Heddle Loom. With Liz’s help/book I was warped and weaving quickly; I’ve warped other looms, warping directly onto a Rigid Heddle is super quick and painless!
I also was finally able to practically work through my copies of Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving, The Weaver’s Companion, and begin on all the wonders of The Weaver’s Idea Book – three titles I acquired years ago! Together these books are quite the resource for working with a rigid heddle loom.
Also in my carry-on were a few new-to-me yarns and a few designs that are just about ready to head to the tech editor and test knitters & crocheters. I like to make practical swatches so here’s a sample of Knitcircus Yarns Greatest of Ease being worked into a toddler hat. I also have some ModeKnit Yarn ModeSock being worked into an adult hat, but it’s a little camera shy at the moment. I took a hat in Anzula Haiku to a client site visit and then on a quick tour of a very hot NYC last week. I stayed up past my bedtime to finish a cowl in Happy Fuzzy Yarn DK Merino. I even found a bit of time for spindling!
I’ve also been working on a superb test crochet of a beautiful design (not by me) in Happy Fuzzy Yarn Merino Mono. I hope to finish it up soon so it can get to the tech editor and we can release it to the world. It’s a fun piece to work up.
Last but not least, I have some fabric waiting for me to iron it so I can work on my part of the All Points Patchwork blog hop, my small contribution will be here in early July!
What are you working on? Do your projects change when the temperature turns hot & humid?