I have gotten tremendously lazy about taking pictures of my FOs. it's so much easier just to bust out the phone than it is to use my canon. But I promise to try my best to take nicer photos of the things I finish, which at this time of year is not an easy promise to make. but anyways here we go...
Jacey is one of my best customers and recently she requested that I weave a scarf for a gift. Like me, she delves into many different crafts, but she has yet to take up weaving. I thought that a woven scarf would make the perfect birthday gift.
I set up the bitsyknits skein as a pooling warp. since the skein length puts limits on your warp length, i had to make a choice between shortish scarf and extra super long scarf (or regular scarf length with lots of loom waste). I opted for the shorter version, reasoning that it's not that cold in Texas and an 8-foot scarf probably isn't necessary. I pulled some orange Funky Carolina sock yarn from my stash to use for the weft.
I don't know if i'll ever get tired of plain weave. it works up so quickly (this scarf only took me a couple hours) and the pooling space-dyed yarn makes it look much more complex than it is. i also really love the pebbly texture of the 2ply yarns. i'm not always the biggest fan of the distinctive look of 2 plies in knitting, but in weaving the rustic texture really works.
I sent this scarf off to Jacey for her birthday last month and now this post has really made me want to weave another one.