Pastel Dreams is finally done. It is an 8 ft triangle shawl handwoven on a triangle loom. The fiber is hand painted Boucle yarn.
35% baby alpaca, 30% merino, 30% bamboo and 5% nylon binder to get those lovely loops. It has taken me many months to weave this as I would leave it for weeks and then come back and do more. The fringe I did focus on but still took several days to do that alone.
Working on such a big piece was interesting but made life difficult in the little cabin. I can not remember the amount of times I have stubbed my toes, rammed my shins, caught my hair on the loom, snagged my clothing on it, and smacked my head.
Apparently I did not totally hate it as I am starting another one right away!! I wound the hand spun yarn from the skeins into balls in preparation last night. So this next one will be from the mystery yarn I hand spun a few months ago. Maybe by the time I finish it, I will have figured out what to call it instead of Mystery Yarn.
I made goat cheese today again. Decided to try a different flavour and went for Dill and Black Pepper. This batch did not make much as I ate almost all of it so there is only a small bit left. hmmmm…….off to milk the goaties for more cheesemaking.
2 thoughts on “Pastel Dreams”
That is really lovely, well worth the minor injuries to complete, at least in my own unscathed perspective 😀 I love the beautiful soft colours and the drapeyness of it, just lovely! And… how do you make goats cheese?! Is it something I could do myself? Whenever you mention the varieties you make of it, it makes me hungry XD
I wrote a blog post in the past with how to make the cheese. you will find it here: http://albaranch.net/?p=670