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« on: July 28, 2012 05:18:14 PM »

Today is my birthday (yay!!) and my fiance and I went down to a LYS and he bought me a Cricket Loom.

I set it up this afternoon and made my very first project: a scarf!

It's about 5' long and almost 5.5" wide.

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I used Bernat Satin with a solid coloured warp and a variegated weft:


My edges are pretty wonky, but I figure that will fix itself over time.  It's a scarf - it'll be warm, wonky or not. Tongue


I'm still getting used to all of the new lingo, but I'm hoping I'll pick it up fast!

I think I'm going to try a plaid for my next project... then try some of the neat techniques I've found on Youtube. ^_^
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2012 06:11:36 PM »

Pretty scarf and happy birthday! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2012 06:23:01 PM »

Thanks peachessunshine!
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012 06:45:29 PM »

Very pretty and hope you have loads more fun with your loom. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012 07:56:17 PM »

Very pretty and hope you have loads more fun with your loom. Smiley

Thanks HSG!  It was really hard to stop playing with it so I could go to bed!
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2012 08:09:02 PM »

Excellent job! I see you're as speedy at weaving as you are at crochet Smiley

And, happy birthday!
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012 05:02:37 AM »

Thanks craftADDchick!  I think a large part of the speed was the weaving itself... once you get the loom all set up, it seems to speed along. :-)
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2012 07:51:22 AM »

Did you find the loom easy to set up? Back in my days of working at a weaving mill (I wasn't a weaver, I just made sure the yarn didn't run out Smiley ), that always seemed like the hardest part.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2012 09:12:16 AM »

I don't find it hard to set up, no.  That being said, I did it wrong the first time (I didn't feed the warp over the closest dowel and so moving the heddle meant going from  the up position to the neutral position), and I did it wrong on the project I'm doing today (I forgot to feed half of the warp threads through the holes so moving the heddle did a whole lot of nothing.)

It seems like warping the loom takes a long time to me, but I think that's because there isn't a lot of set up with crochet or knitting, and my brain hasn't quite caught on to the fact that warping the loom is actually half of the weaving process, so when that's done, you just have half of the weaving left to go. ^_^
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2012 10:29:32 AM »

Happy (belated) birthday, and great job on your first weaving project! I can't wait to see some more. Smiley
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