Sunday, August 2, 2009


In amongst all the other things going on since Wednesday, I managed to run the Diversified Plain Weave rayon chenille/bamboo afghans through the washing machine/dryer.

I was a bit leery because I wasn't sure I'd got the set right and it was with a dollop of trepidation that I tossed them into the washing machine and dryer, but they all came out with nary a worm in sight. Plus they feel lusciously wonderful! One - the first one - has a series of oopsies so that will go to my mom. She'll get to hem it herself (she's a vastly superior needlewoman after all).

Ultimately I'm pleased with the results and am tinkering with the idea of doing some scarves. After all, I've still way waaaaaaay too much rayon chenille left in my stash - it has to be used up somehow! The fly in the ointment is that the technique requires two shuttles, something I avoid doing unless I absolutely have to. Well, this is one of those 'have to's' if I'm going to move forward on the idea. :} The results seem to be well worth the effort.........

Tien is nearly finished her second warp on the Fanny, and started her second bobbin lace bookmark. Not sure what we will do tomorrow, but I'm sure we will think of something. ;)

Currently reading Colour - travels through the paintbox by Victoria Finlay


Delighted Hands said...

It looks very rich and textury-nice work!

Benita said...

Ahhh... That is one of my favorite books! An artist friend loaned it to me and I liked it so much, I bought a copy for myself. Fascinating, isn't it?