So I'll be moving my postings about my weaving projects and everything else here.
Weaving Baby BlanketsRight now, I'm in the middle of a Baby Blanket Weaving Frenzy! Have you ever noticed that babies tend to come in groups? I have five babies to weave for ranging from my niece's to my Starbucks barista's. I love to weave pin-loom baby blankets. They're a great portable project and relatively quick, as such things go. Pin looms were originally released in the 1930's and enjoyed a resurgence several years ago. Here's my mother's doll from the 1940's holding a pin loom from the 1930's sitting on a blanket I wove.
|Pin Loom With Blanket and Doll
Here's Blanket #1
|Baby Blanket #1 - yellow and multi
Baby Blanket #2 is for a little girl. At first, I thought I made it too pink, but I really like how it came out.
|Baby Blanket #2 - pink and multi
Baby Blanket #3 is also for a boy and I'm loving how it's turning out. It'll be a posting for another day, though.
Grieving for RavelryI mentioned earlier that I'm leaving Ravelry. It has been a wonderful place for people all over the world to share their textile arts, projects and stories. It has been a place to ask for help and get encouragement. In the midst of a world that is vengeful and vituperative, it has been a place of sanity and calm. That all changed today when the owners of the site decided to persecute members based solely on their political leanings. I'm so sorry to see such hatred in a place that had formerly been, what I thought was so accepting. I guess it's yet another casualty of the time.
I'll keep on weaving for babies and hope a replacement for Ravelry comes along. Heck! Maybe I'll write it myself!