Friday, March 15, 2013

Viajante KAL

Last Saturday I was able to get started on my Viajante with a couple of friends.  This is a really easy project.....not going to be quick!..... but definitely TV watching or knitting in public project.

When I decided to knit this shawl, I wanted to find a color I'd be able to wear with dressy as well as everyday clothes.  I think it will look lovely with jeans and I'll definitely be able to "dress it up".  I'm loving how this is working up.....long way to go yet! 

I also wanted to share a weaving project I started a long time ago.  This pic was taken on 5-5-2011 showing the warp done using my suri yarn with accents of white/silver lace mohair.  I just knew it would be stunning.  Problem......I love woven items but just DO NOT like to weave. 
I tried to work on this project on a regular basis but it just kept getting put aside for other projects.....knitting, beading, you name it.....they all took precedence over working on this dang scarf. 

Luckily I live close to Ms. Wonder Why and several other friends who get together on a monthly basis. You know.....share our projects, support i.e. enable, laugh, eat and sometimes whine.   I'm always admiring Ms. Wonder Why's woven items as well as those woven by our friend Terri and always felt bad about not getting this scarf done. 

Fast forward to October 2012:  "the girls" all came to my house to support me during my annual Arts and Eats show.  Of course there were beautiful finished woven items shared by Andrea and Terri and you guessed it.....mine was still not done! 

Once again I was talking about trying to find the gumption to get back to working on my scarf.  Even though I don't have any pics of my weaving, I did have maybe about 1/4 of the scarf woven at this time.  Terri looked at me and asked, "do you want me to take your loom and finish that for you?"  I could not say, YESSSS! fast enough.  Luckily for me she had set aside one of my beaded shawl pins and I quickly said "I'll gladly give you the pin for finishing my scarf" and a deal was struck.  After almost 2 years on my scarf is born.
My intent was to create an open weave scarf to mimic a drop stitch knit scarf. Cannot thank Terri enough for making this happen....what awesome friends I have!

Thanks for stopping and don't forget to pop over to  Wisdom Begins in Wonder to read more Fiber Arts Friday post to see what everyone else has been up to this week.

Wishing everyone a great weekend.......Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!


  1. I am thinking of buying a loom, so want to duplicate the lovely things Andrea makes!! But who knows, I may be like you. It is lovely.

  2. Weaving is on my to-learn list, but it's not going to be for a while yet. Love your woven scarf, it's beautiful, lucky you to have such wonderful friends! Yes, Andrea's weaving always makes my eyes pop and my mouth drool ;)

  3. I love how it turned out! Make sure to bring it tomorrow! I like your new shawl too. The colors are perfect for dress or casual.

  4. oh my..what a lovely scarf...and I'm so jealous since Alpaca is my favorite fiber! How I wish I had one of my own. You're lucky to have such awesome friends! And thank you for taking the time to visit my blog :)

  5. That turned out great!!!! I will eventually learn to weave - I always love Andrea's weaving adventures.

    And I'm seeing finished Viajantes all over the place, so you're definitely in good company. :)

  6. That scarf is beautiful! Isn't it great to have awesome friends? You're a lucky girl.

  7. Love love Love the weaved scarf!