Posted by on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

So I was here, and then I was visiting Asheville, and then I was here again, and then we went on vacation, and now I’m back, but drowning in projects.  And books.  But the book I really want is missing.  And Speedwell . . . . Speedwell has finally cracked.  I’ll try to catch you up.  Well, I’ll try to try.

I gave my friend Angus this . . .

And Johan got a similar one (which, yes, I neglected to photograph).  Angus’s may be the belt I’m fondest of, so far.  I love the level of contrast.  I used a variety of yarns, mostly wool with some silk and alpaca mixed in.  It’s about 4 1/2″ wide and about 12 feet long, which, yes, is ludicrous for an inkle.

And I’m wearing this .  . .

Which my talented friend Maggie made out of beautiful handmade silver luniks (or lunitsas, or whatever), Danish silver findings,  and ancient glass beads.  I fell for this when we saw Maggie and Scot this spring, and I finally cracked a couple of weeks ago.  The thought of some other weirdo wearing this made me violent–always a sign I need to hit the ATM and buy the thing already.

And knitting this . . .

A fingerless mitt, using some amazing Foxfire sock wool that I dyed last autumn.  Orange, how I love you.

And I made these for my friend Dami . . .
Dami's mitts

Which, um, I should put in the mail already.

I’ve also resurrected some old projects and am plotting a couple of new ones.  Let’s save that for later.

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4 Responses to “Elipses”

  1. gayleon 23 Aug 2012 at 6:35 pm 1

    So good to see you back!
    Love all your projects – especially that orange. (Clearly, I need more orange in my life…)
    The necklace (necklace, yes?) is unbelievably gorgeous. You’re clearly very strong, just to be able to resist it long enough to think it over.

  2. bullwinkleon 27 Aug 2012 at 7:43 am 2

    Busy summertime! Your weaving makes me wanna weave 🙂 and your jewelry makes me wanna bead something. (I’m still waiting for it to cool off some for knitting mitts. Hats, yes. Oddly afgan squares, yes. But not socks or mitts or anything bigger.)

  3. kon 28 Aug 2012 at 4:32 pm 3

    And here I was despairing, thinking I would have to live in somebody else’s blog…
    Lunies, cast or forged? Small metals is coming up again.

  4. bibliotecariaon 29 Aug 2012 at 12:18 pm 4

    Now that you’ve had the loom for a while, any review? I am intensely curious about it. And I’d be curious to know how you go about warping it — any tips or tricks?

    The necklace is lovely. Does the maker sell or is this a one-to-one sale?

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