Saturday, August 25, 2012

Toni's Swedish Weaving Afghans

These are 3 of Toni's afghans and it just goes to show that this blog can attract other Swedish weavers and we can all learn something new from each other.  Toni said that she dyed the yellow afghan herself so that's a new idea for us.  I'm very interested in how she's woven the sailboats so, if she's reading this, I'd love to have the pattern for that.

Welcome, Toni, and I hope to hear from you again!

Friday, August 24, 2012

New Followers

I was so happy to receive e-mails from two ladies who had fallen across the blog and who also do Swedish weaving.  Toni asked if I would publish photos of the projects that her group creates and I told her that I would love to do that.  My own group in Florida has been great about sharing and teaching us new techniques so having Toni's group adding their knowledge will be good for all of us.

I would hope that anyone interested in this blog would be kind enough to share with us, too.  I'd be more than happy to answer any e-mails so please feel free to contact me.    

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kim's Swedish Weaving Afghan

I cheated a little by putting this photo in tonight because I still haven't done the line of stitching above the embroidery or the side seams but I'm looking after my greatgrandson tomorrow and won't have the time to do it then.  No-one can tell so don't say a word, okay?

This is the "Solitaire" pattern along with one of the border patterns from another magazine.  The fabric is white monks cloth with a variegated blue/turquoise and a solid turquoise yarn.  The embroidery was done with white floss because I couldn't find the right shade of turquoise.

I had intended to make this afghan (different pattern) for my grandson but Kim loved the colors so much that I gave in and made it for her.  She knows how to do Swedish weaving so I hadn't planned on making her one but, what the heck, she doesn't seem too interested in making one for herself.

I had intended the fringe to be longer but I made an error.  When I finished the embroidery on the one side, I counted down about 10 rows to cut the fabric.  Then I turned to the other end that didn't have the embroidery done yet and stupidly counted down 10 rows from the border pattern and began to cut the fabric before I realized my mistake.  It wasn't a big deal because I just shortened the other end but I would have preferred it with a longer fringe.

I already have my grandson's fabric (powder blue), same yarn plus a white (not sure yet if the color will work) but different pattern all ready to go.  It all looks great together right now but I'll have to put in a few rows before I know for sure.  I know it's a treasure waiting to be made, though.