As the weather turns nicer, I try to move my activities outside. I seem to weave a few rope mats every summer. We need to replace a few rugs at home and I made a frame that lets me weave a Turk’s Head mat. I did one with climbing rope and the other with manila.
My braided rug is coming along S L O W L Y. I’ve been told it looks better in person than in photos. It’s a good project to work on when sitting and chatting. Mindless handiwork.
I finally have a project back on the floor loom. A couple of bright, pastel baby blankets. One down, one to go.
Lastly, I played with some fancy ribbon yarn and made a few necklaces. My darling daughter and I saw these at a craft shop in West Virginia and I was confident I could recreate them. I have a little jeweler’s kit and had fun playing with the wire. There’s a fairly good chance the wearer won’t get stabbed in the neck from the clasp and its attachment.
Of course, knitting is always portable and I plan to bring some on a camping trip we’re taking tomorrow. I’m making a laceweight, cropped mohair cardigan to wear to my dear son’s wedding this fall.