This was probably inevitable…

We did a fair amount of shopping on holiday – I bought some undyed Lakeland wool yarn, was given a free bag of Lakeland wool fibre (which is unwashed and may turn out to be unusable, but still), and we bought a number of kitchen implements and, ahem, several books.

One of my books was about weaving (I can’t confirm the title because Cobweb is currently sitting on the book, but I think it’s called Weaving and Spinning, although there’s only one chapter on spinning, so it’s rather misnamed) and includes instructions for various methods of weaving that require minimal or cheap equipment. Such as a pencil and a toe…

The yarn is Noro Kureyon left over from the urban rustic gloves that I never quite finished, twelve strands. The colours are less obviously zig-zagging in the flesh than in the photo, although I did make an attempt to put the colours in order to shade from the pink to the green.

So this is my first attempt at weaving! And I have beside me the new Fibrecrafts catalogue which may yet convince me to buy a starter loom…

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