Back in October, I picked up our farm’s first yarns made from our alpacas’ fleeces. I had decided then that my first project would be made with the Geldings’ yarn and that it would be something for Dan. Julio and Guinness’ fleeces made a deep, dark brown yarn (nice manly color) in a rugged enough grade 3. I love grade 3 yarn. It’s very durable, but still soft enough to be worn close to the skin.
At first I was going to make Dan a hat. Then my new 7 foot adjustable rectangle loom arrived from the Hillcreek Fiber Studio, so needless to say, I decided I’d make him a scarf instead. I love scarves.
Lucky for me, Dan is agreeable to these things. LOL.
This nifty loom can be set up to make 21 different sized rectangles ~ oh the possibilities! Right now it is set at about 11” by about 64”. Once it’s off the loom it will ‘settle’ a bit, and again when I wash/full it, so it will still be a good manly sized scarf. After setting up the loom on Sunday, I got about a third of the scarf done.
I’ve even managed to figure out Ravelry a bit more. I will try to remember to post updates there too. You can find me on Ravelry as: harmonyhandwovens