Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What I've Been Doing

  In October, I started on some cottolin placemats that I was hoping I would be able to get done before Christmas.  That didn't work out too well and this is where the loom had to spend the holidays.  The tree needed it's spot in front of the windows. This is what it looks like all folded up between my sideboard and freezer in the dining room.

  I did eventually finish weaving the placemats in mid-January. These being part linen, they shrank a bit when I washed and dried them, before I ironed them. The pattern didn't help.
   Quite a difference, isn't it?  The bottom one is post-ironing, the top is pre.

  I really like the colors, very Christmas-y, which is why I wanted to get these done before the shopping season ended. Oh, well, there's always next year!

  Next on the loom is a couple of baby blankets in orlon.  One is for a co-worker who is expecting, so SHHHHHH!
I ran out of the light yellow for the last 3 mats. I totally meant to do that.