Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Hello everyone!  I'm alive and well and getting back in the groove of bloggingI'm joining in with Julia over at Stamping Ground.  People from places near and far show their desks and what they are working on.  Julia has a full explanation of WOYWW on her blog HERE.

 I can't believe my last post was months ago.  Wow.  I've been busy knitting up spa cloths and cowls for the Craft Fair I will be in in November.  I also consigned some of my spa cloths to the local knitting store, Warm Hearts Yarn.  We'll see how I do with that.

I bought myself a different kind of loom.  It's handmade and is very fun to use.  I've only woven a little sample to see how it works.  It's a small loom, something that I could make pieces of fabric to sew together or small projects.
I use it on my lap.  It's shaped so it's comfortable to use.  I'll try to get a side view next week.
 I've learned that I need to put a "spacer" so that I don't start weaving right next to the loom.
This is what I ended up with.  I probably won't do anything with it.  You can see that the bottom is tighter than the top.  I need to learn to be consistent of how tight/loose I weave.  The first photo shows the truest color of the yarn.  

Thank you for visiting.  I know I've been away for quite some time.  I've thought of all my blogging friends and have missed you.  I haven't even gotten on my computer to even hop around.  

I will visit those that visit me (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number as me.  I hope you've had a good week so far.

Happy WOYWW,



Connie said...

Hi Kay, welcome back to blog-land. I love that you are weaving, it is something I've always thought I would like to try. Then again, there are not enough days in my lifetime to do all the things that I would like to try, LOL. I am enjoying seeing the things that you are making and following along on your weaving adventure. Have fun!
Connie :)

Nikki said...

I love your handmade loom and I agree they are a little tricky to get the right tightness vs being too loose. I'm sure you'll get the hang of it soon enough and make some sweet stuff hugs Nikki ?? Thanks for the visit

Nikki said...

I'll take some pictures of how to work with blending stumps make a little tut

jill said...

Welcome back Kay. I'm sure your going to make some good things on your loom . Jill #7

Helen said...

Hi, stranger! the loom looks very interesting, hope you continue to enjoy it. Helen #1

BJ said...

What a sweet little loom. Happy WOYWW BJ#15

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Kay!! It's so good to see you back :-). Thanks for joining in today, your support is much appreciated.
I've always loved looms and weaving so it's good to see yours - it's a very manageable size, isn't it? I bet you'll have loads of fun with it!
Hugs, LLJ xxx

glitterandglue said...

Good morning, Kay. It's not THAT long ago - I sneaked a peak, and you posted on WOYWW only a couple of months ago... Lovely weaving - enjoy!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #5

SusanLotus said...

Interesting post.
I know the feeling of being away for some time
and then how fun it is to be back in this inspiring event.

Have a fun WOYWW!
Sussie nr 17

Anne said...

Hello Kay, good to see you, wondered how you are. Love the little loom - lots of fun. There is a leather museum near here and they ran a weaving course a while back but it was fully booked - I wanted to go on it - very disappointed. They've not done another since - keep looking! Anne x #24

Annie said...

Hi Kay. It's good to see you back joining in the fun....you have been missed. I love your weaving.
It's raining here today so I guess we will all be enjoying creative times...it's a good excuse isn't it?
Annie x #13

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Weaving is something I've never tried! I can seen how that hand-held loom might work. It's probably easier than knitting or crocheting - it would be for me, anyway! Lovely work! zsuzsa #37

Sharon said...

Welcome back! Sometimes life seems to get in the way and blogging takes back place. That's what happened to me when I blogged the last time. Things just got overwhelming and I didn't blog for about a year!

That new loom looks like fun. The piece you made looks nice.

Sharon K #46

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Kay, nice to see you again. That loom looks wonderful, great that it's hand made. I suppose it's just like knitting and crochet, learning to be consistent with tension. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #2 xxx

Morti said...

Hi Kay! You're better than me - my last blog post was WOYWW 353... oops. I'm going to attempt to get back into the whole blogging thing as well.

Love the weaving you've been doing lately (this post and below); it's always nice seeing what other people are up to, and doing differently!

Morti #31

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kay, lovely to see you back - you've been missed. Not that I've been a consistent desker either ... life gets in the way some weeks. Sounds like you've been super busy. I look forward to seeing how you progress with your weaving loom. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #41

My name is Cindy said...

I think lots of peeps have been struggling to blog/desk lately. A bit of a theme... nice weaving, I'm sure you'll have that down pat in no time. Happy WOYWW Cindy #36

Andrea said...

Hi kay the weaving looks fab you are so talented and I'm sure your work for the craft fair will be fabulous. I just procastinate.....I've been meaning to learn to crochet for well over a year now and still have noteven picked up the needle once let alone touch the wool!.
happy WOYWWW andrea #3

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hope you have fun with the new kit. Wishing you a great woyww and a happy crafty week too, Angela x 20

Lisca said...

Hi Kay! Welcome back!
That is an awesome little loom you have got there! You could make little squares (or rectangles ) and then sew them together, like people sew together crochet squares to make a blanket....
Happy WOYWW,

Craftychris said...

Yay! How cool to see you back! Loving your loom, it looks good fun to use - looking forward to see what you make with it! Your little sample looks good! xxx

Chrysalis said...

Hi Kay - glad you're getting back into the thick of things, too. You're a girl after my own heart, always up for a new craft. It's what keeps me as sane as I am, and that's not saying much!! Have a lovely week xx

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Kay
That's amazing I've been looking at a card today that you sent me ages ago and here you are. How lovely.
I like your weaving and that's another coincidence as I've just found a frame I did some weaving on years ago.
Nice to hear from you
Lynn x

Robin said...

Hi Kay! Your loom looks like a Navajo loom, only smaller...very smaller. I could see using that piece that you loomed as a bracelet, maybe add a couple buttons and some decorations. I really like the color and texture of the yarn you are using. Good for you to be working on stuff for November. That is amazing to me since I seem to do everything last minute. I am trying to change that up so I will use you as my inspiration. And don't forget to knit some fingerless mittens! It got cold here today and I have been wearing the ones you knitted for me. They have held up so well, I am hard on my stuff. Still soft, beautiful and reminds me of you everytime I wear them. Thank you! Hope all is well in your life! Big hugs, Robin

Sue said...

Hi Kay, Loving your loom. Looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

Goo luck with the craft fair and selling your items at the store.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #18

Neet said...

So good to see you back on here Kay. You do be missed you know. We go a long way back when you think about it.
Very clever the loom - looking forward to seeing what you do with your pieces of woven fabric.
Enjoy the cruise and plenty of photos when the time comes please - bet it is amazing.
Hugs, & Thanks for visiting me - Neet 10 xx

Marit said...

Seeing your blogpost and photos makes me think I should start weaving again... it's been since art-school (I studied textiles and painting) and I loved making 'loose pieces'... just the sight of the thread weaving together and making patterns and color-combos... ohmy, so many plans and so little time! Thanks for stopping by my blog last week, have a great Sunday! Marit, #34

Shoshi said...

Lovely to see some weaving on WOYWW, Kay - it's not something we see very often. What a gorgeous little loom. You really don't need anything complicated to produce some lovely work. You will have great fun with this, I know. You soon get the hang of the weft tension - let it lie like a rainbow above the previous line of weaving and then pull it down - this way it never gets too tight.

Like Marit said, we did a bit of this simple weaving at school. We had a visiting Peruvian textile teacher and she taught us how to weave gorgeous little pieces with natural colours and the addition of hand-made beads. I wish I still had the piece I made. You have inspired me to try doing this again - I had a brief adventure into weaving a few years ago but it was all very technical and I couldn't be bothered with it - this sort of free weaving is far more up my street.

Thank you for your lovely comments - so glad you like my hubby's card. He was very pleased with it. We were very thrilled when Phoebe turned up, the little minx, hiding in the comfort of the airing cupboard all that time! The photo of her was taken many years ago when she thought she could still fit in the kitten bed lol! It's one of my favourite pictures of her.

Happy belated WOYWW and have a great week,
Shoshi #49

Darnell said...

Good to see you, Kay! Your knitting looks like a lot of fun! I'm not doing WOYWW, but just thought of you and wondered if you'd been on the blog and there you are!! Hugs, Darnell