Monday, May 6, 2013


So yeah... um... sometimes I craft!  But mostly I'm going to grad school.  And mostly the folks who read this blog follow me on facebook, so I'm mostly just posting these pictures so I can share them elsewhere.

But a big warm "Hi" and a hug to anyone who is actually reading this.  I kinda miss blogging and I wish I still had time to do it.  =)

 So this is a scarf that I made from some alpaca I bought at Oregon Flock and Fiber... years ago!  The main color way is called "October" and being an October gal... I just had to have it. I also had some slightly heavier alpaca in a simple brown that I used for a few stripes... just to give the scarf a bit of character.

Once again I think I wove it too loosely.  It's a lace-weight yarn and I'm using a 10 dpi heddle.  I really need to figure that out.  I'm sure there's a chart somewhere. 

But it's drapey and pretty and hopefully I'll find an occasion to wear it soon.

 And here is the scarf I made back when I took that weaving class... I don't think I ever posted pictures of the finished product.

It's wrinkled because I wore it quite a lot over the winter... love the colors, I think it turned out well.


Sarah Nopp said...

It is nice to see a post. I have been following your adventures since before you went off to Thailand. And I do understand, as I have mostly migrated anything interesting over to faceyspace too.

Michael5000 said...

Purty! I'm always a little jealous of people doing things with raw yarn, just because yarn is so... elemental. Weaving seems somehow better than knitting to me for some reason, probably just because I understand how it works.

IamSusie said...

Your weaving is so cool. If looms weren't so expensive, I'd try it too.

I also followed you from before you went to Thailand. I've been taking ELL classes for an endorsement and some of my classmates are going for full TESOL certification. Something about these classes reminded me of your experiences which I followed pretty closely.. I don't intend to teach abroad, although it is a dream of mine, but I'm planning to return to elementary school teaching and the community where I live is somewhat diverse with kids from several language backgrounds. This morning I wondered, "What is that quilting blogger who taught in Thailand doing these days?"

Good luck to you, Rebel! I hope you are happy at your work and doing well in grad school!