April 01, 2007

Boundweave Progress

Not quite sure what happened to March! Oh, that's right, I was knitting. Here's my pitiful progress on the boundweave project I started in January. Boundweave does weave more slowly but I think I was more enthralled with the speedy progress of my Faroe Vine cardigan** and, of course, progress only comes when one actually sits at the loom and weaves!

I finally finished the first piece, enough for a small purse.

But the bright primary colors were just not doing anything for me. I didn't have any other 5/2 around but I made do by doubling some 10/2 for a few new colors. My daughter is a cross stitch junkie so I tagged along on a trip and found these.

But if I wanted a more unified piece I was going to have to order more yarn. I love The Mannings! When I finally got around to ordering it was after 5 on Wednesday, they shipped Thursday, and it was at my door on Friday.

I've colored in a few more designs and should find time at the loom this week. This is why I need a second floor loom. I've got ideas galore for baby blankets and June 6th will be here before I know it. Unfortunately that pesky pool table stands in my way!

**The Faroe Vine cardigan has been stalled for the last two weeks as I waited for spring break and a big chunk of time to cut the steek and add the front edgings. I was planning on tomorrow but 76° weather and a messy, neglected garden could tempt me to go outside.

Posted by Charleen at April 1, 2007 07:17 PM

I wondered what had happened to you! Glad to see posting again.

Posted by: June at April 1, 2007 09:38 PM

Nice colors! Never enough choices, eh?

Posted by: Sara at April 1, 2007 10:06 PM


Posted by: Cathy at April 1, 2007 11:02 PM

Nice! I can't wait to see the second piece with the new colors.
I's pouring down rain with thunder here north of you. Let's hope the morning brings garden weather for you.

Posted by: Marie at April 2, 2007 12:28 AM

Boundweave might be slow, but it sure looks worth the effort. I love it!

Posted by: Leigh at April 2, 2007 09:50 AM

OH! I see my problem now - you actually have to sit at the loom and weave to get anything done. Duly noted. :)

Yours looks good - even if progress is slow on it. Maybe you'll have more time with spring break??

Posted by: Anne at April 2, 2007 10:05 AM

Nice weaving. I like the primary colors just fine. ;-) Enjoy the warm sunshine today, and garden a little for gardenless me.

Posted by: Rosemary at April 2, 2007 01:24 PM

Your boundweave is gorgeous!. i ove the colors they are so vibrant.

Posted by: Kate Robertson at April 2, 2007 03:28 PM

Yes, boundweave is slow, but it will outlast our great-grandchildren and still be beautiful! Splendid stuff --- really looks nice.

Posted by: Sylvia at April 4, 2007 02:03 AM

I LOVE the boundwoven piece! I am taking weeks to get a simple plain weave warp on the loom, for the beginning of a set of plain weave variation samples. But I have my boundweave books, just WAITING for their chance!

Posted by: Rob at April 5, 2007 06:59 PM

Wow! That is equisite! Those colors might feel tired to you right now, but they look awesome to the unititiated.

Posted by: Elle Kasey at April 9, 2007 08:15 PM

I love the colors you ordered from the Mannings! Can't wait to see them on the loom.

Posted by: Brooke at April 10, 2007 07:54 PM