Sunday, May 02, 2010

Not Birthday Dishtowels

I've been trying to finish DD Christina's birthday towels though it appears that they will be a Mother's Day present instead. Last month she entered her fourth decade of life and I my fifth year of blogging. I'm quite surprised at the role blogging has taken in my life and still am amazed that I'm still doing it. I hurt my back and had to stop weaving, then had a frenzied week and am glad to finally be getting back to them.

I am using a lavendar/pink variegated 8/2 cotton for the warp and for the first towel, have chosen black warp. I think this one will appeal to her. That's the maple shuttle that I just got from Ed Jenkins last month. This is the first time I've used it and I like it very much.

I learned from my other variegated towels that I need a different color from the variegated yarn if I want the pattern to show throughout. I picked this color since Alexia's favorite color is pink. This was pretty assaulting on my eyes after the black. I was going to unweave and try something else, but Ian thought it was "neat" so I made the second towel pink.
The third towel is blue and the last I'm weaving in tabby with the same yarn as the warp. I hope to finish weaving off this warp tomorrow, but my back announced that it was done for today. This is the other shuttle I got from Jenkins. I can't find my receipt and I can't remember the wood, but it's substantially heavier than the maple and is a dream to weave with. It practically runs down the shuttle race by itself and is now my favorite shuttle. I don't know wood, so I asked him to pick it, and I'm thrilled with his choice.

10 comments:

Leigh said...

Variegated yarns are so much fun to weave with. "Just one more shot," because my eyes enjoy watching. And I'm glad your back feels better.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Beautiful!

marion said...

The blue one, defenitely the blue one for me ;-)

Minya said...

I'm not worried at all. After all, I did eventually graduate from high school and get the quilt you made for me.

Jody said...

What beautiful towels...I luv the colours.

f11holdsteady said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the black weft, the pattern really stands out..

Jenny Bellairs said...

I like them! Have you thought of using a white weft? I bet it would look pretty too. I like the black-it really makes the pattern jump out.

bspinner said...

Very, very pretty!!!! Working with variegated yarns is so much fun!! I love the black weft.

Robin said...

Your weaving is so pretty!

Minya said...

This is where I fess up. I adore these towels so much that I haven't even used them yet. They're all folded up in a bag. I know they're supposed to be used as towels but I don't want anything to happen to them.