|my friend, Korinne, with my newly finished crocheted blanket|
It's so satisfying to finish a project, especially one that has taken nearly two years! I started crocheting this zigzag blanket to use up my nice yarn remnants. I must be horrible at estimating yardage because I ran out of yarn early on in the process. So, some of you may remember that I swapped art for yarn on my blog awhile back. I wanted to primarily use remnants or reclaimed yarn for this blanket, but I eventually had to purchase new yarn ($$!).
Although this project took much longer than expected, I am thrilled with how it turned out. It's actually quite dense, and the family has already put it to good use on some of the chilly nights we've had in Portland.
|wood and shells from the Oregon coast|
|we stopped at the Wilson River on our way home|
|My sweet husband helped me set up the loom within hours of getting back from Africa.|
I liked how they turned out, so I tied them to driftwood and added them to my online shop. I recently updated my shop with new weavings, including this piece handwoven on the lap loom: