Friday, 29 November 2013

First scarf next one.

So loving my new found craft, it just takes yarn to a different level.  You find yourself looking at yarn in a new light.  My larger loom has arrived and I am trying to weave a tartan. But heres first scarf,
and  the tartan one in progress

and finally, normally cannot manage to get a photo of our lovely dog, she is
generally on the go all the time...but managed this shot and just had to share.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Its here.....

Part one has arrived, you see darling hubby ordered me a smaller loom for use on lap.  So this sweet Ashford Sample It loom has arrived first.....tentatively put it together....tentatively warped it up...tentatively started far ok...realized used the wrong yarn toooooooo stretchy, but hubby is looking forward to his first scarf. Hmm, edges are awful but I can only improve I hope. Oh and decided to change blog name back, just didn't feel hello to Happy Yarns again.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Let the excitement begin....

Hello and welcome if you have found your way to my blog and please don't be confused that previous posts are of a different subject.  I tried to start a new blog but somehow blogger wouldn't allow it but anyhow, decided to change direction of my current new blog is now


Ok I had better start at the beginning....I have always been into crafts of mostly all sorts.......knitting/crochet/tapestry/machine embroidery and spinning.  About a year ago I started tentatively looking and wondering about weaving....hmmm! another craft to dip my toe in BUT! at that point I wasn't really hooked that is until my darling hubby asked me "what I would like for my birthday in November.  I ummed and ahhed...then happened one day to land on the weaving page on "Ravelry" for those not in the know it is a worldwide craft community.  Well after much falling in luuuurrrvvveeee and drooling over all the gorgeous woven scarfs and such like, decided to do some more research.  As a complete beginner had no idea what I wanted or really what equipment was required....size costs etc.  I spent about 2 weeks researching, reading....asking questions on the forums that are on Ravelry, received lots of lovely suggestions etc from the lovely people on there.  In the end (well actually I think hubby was getting me tired of hearing me say "Oh I don't know, supposing I get it wrong) again more research and then finally decided on a

Ashford 20" Riggid Heddle Loom which was purchased from Wingham Wool Works here in the U.K.  I have about another 5 to 10 ten days before it arrives, I can hardly wait.  There is so much to learn about this craft, I thought learning to spin was enough but this is a totally different animal.  The jargon warps/wefts/setts/heddle....warp dominant/weft dominant/balanced weave...but in all this I just love to create and learn.  So I will post as I go on my experiences, my disasters (and I'm sure there will be many)....with lots of piccys....anyways please pop by again and visit.  Then I should have a couple of piccys up of my loom. I just need a name for her (I know but my spinning wheel has a name Mavis) ....hmmm what to call it.ttfn