Sunday, January 27, 2013

Big Reveal

Dear Mom,
Making gifts and blogging don't always cooperate. Especially if the gift's recipients are blog readers. It just won't do to ruin the surprise and makes for boring (or nonexistent) blogging.

My Knitting Friends and I just celebrated our 3rd annual Belated Christmas. This started when one of us couldn't quite get her gifts to us finished in time and we all decided we liked celebrating when the holiday stress was behind us. It gives us more time to enjoy the making of the gifts, and anticipating our January celebration is, in many ways, even better than the real thing. We exchanged our gifts this past Thursday and now I can share what had to be kept secret these past weeks.
Three handwoven scarves for three very special friends.

I started with three different warps, hand-painted by Carrie May , purchased at Tabby Tree Weaver, and I used the Raku weave pattern from the book Sixty Scarves for 60 Years. 
I was lucky to find warps with colorways that reminded me of each of my friends- one with blues and greens, one with pinks and purples, and a third with vibrant jewel tones.

To be perfectly honest, I never, NEVER!, thought I would be able to weave anything this pretty. I couldn't wait to give them to my friends. 
I suppose I should probably make one for myself....