Passing Down Crazy

Because Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Give Your Kid is an Addiction…To Yarn

Another First!!!

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I have my first project off the monster loom.  I posted about the big loom I purchased here.  I’ve been so busy, I haven’t taken time to do much weaving.  I started a rug in October.  It should have taken about a day, but then life got busy.

A couple of days ago, I headed for the sewing room to sew together more strips of fabric for the rug.  I’ve been weaving just a little bit each day.  Last night I decided it was time to stick to it and get it done.  I finished weaving, cut it off the loom, hemmed it, and washed and dried it.

Yep, that’s a nice mistake you see right in the middle.  Oh, well!  I think the reason I wasn’t very excited about finishing it was that I have nowhere to put it.  The warp is cream and pink and the strips of fabric I used for the weft is lavender.  I chose this fabric because I had an entire bolt of it that I’d tried and failed to sell multiple times on ebay.

Now that I know what I’m doing, I can definitely see the possibilities of rugs I’d actually use.  It ended up being over 5 feet long.  I wish I’d measured it before I threw it in the wash, so I knew what I was dealing with for shrinkage.

I really like the way the hem looks.  That probably makes me the most happy.

I had to get this project done, because I’m converting the loom to a countermarch system.  Don’t feel bad.  I don’t know what that means either.  Yet!  The Genius is going to be home in a few days, and I’m counting on her to be the brains in this operation.

And now I’m off to finish a spinning project.  The Genius needs a spinning wheel to use.  It really is the only way some of us stay sane in this crazy household!

Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

One thought on “Another First!!!

  1. I love this! I have always wanted to learn to weave…so living thru you!!!

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