Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Flirt" a dress scarf!

Picking out threads and gathering colors for the new very pink dress scarf. Many are hand dyed by me and some are commercial knitting yarns. Yummy, yummy, yummy! I love the start of a new scarf!

Measuring the yarns and arranging order on my warping mill and a picture of the actual weaving.

YAY, finished scarf and ready to load onto Etsy for sale! Hopefully today but if not I will do it Saturday.

A closeup of the scarf.

I'm off tomorrow driving to Burlington, VT to meet my four sisters for what we call a "Sister's Day!" We try to get together at least once a year for this though it usually is not an overnight--sometimes just a brunch when I can travel to see them. Burlington is one of my favorite places and I need to shop for a dress for Adam and Alicia's (oldest son and his wonderful woman!) wedding. And sisters are wonderful for shopping! So we will meet, shop, eat, (swim?) stay overnight, shop some more and I will hug them goodbye and drive back on Friday. I haven't seen 3 of them since I was recovering at my Mom's house in January. phew...glad that is done! So I'm looking forward to being able to enjoy life with them once more!!!!!!! Sisters are the BEST!
xo Cait


  1. that new scarf is beautiful! i LOVE the colors!

  2. Love seeing how you do your art, Cait!! Gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful time with your sisters. Always wished I had one...

  3. Thanks Sarah!! And Suz--good to see you here!! I do love my sisters--will take pictures! YAY! xo

  4. Lovely, Cait, to see these gorgeous colors and the process of your work! Have a marvelous time with your 4 sisters! I wish I had even one!

  5. I really love the way you combine yarns and colors. Is there a science to it, or do the yarns just speak to you?

  6. Hi Ginny! Thanks for stopping by!

    Hi Annie! I just sort of pull everything in my stash that has the main color in it including my own hand dyed yarn, ignoring for the moment whether it is the right weight, etc. Then when I am winding the warp I just wing it as I go along. I don't usually like using the same yarn for more than 1/4" before tyeing it off and tyeing something else on. I still have some room to play when I am threading my loom because the scarves are only 4 1/2" and I can rearrange certain offending colors at that time or even drop one or two off the back and ignore them! I love your work and I've NEVER written sentences with my weaving! Beautiful! xo

  7. Oh my gosh, Cait... love that scarf... those colors are simply luscious! And so happy that you are creating again!

  8. Thanks Rebecca! Geez, I wish you lived closer--I love your creative spirit and your love for animals and your love of music and your kindness and your garden and and and

  9. look at all that beautiful color cait-- you've been busy! so happy to see your creative juices flowing!



  10. Thanks Kathi! It feels good to be getting back to my "normal." Helped so much by our wonderful and caring team at Etsy! xo