I was very happy to find a Weavette at MS&W this year. Several years ago I had somehow stumbled upon the website for the company that had revived these little looms and fell in love, but for some reason never purchased one. Then recently they popped up in MSL and then Spin off -- the desire grew. Next Amy got one and I almost caved. (She bought hers from here and got free shipping!.) So, it was fate when I saw them stacked up in the Haltwhistle Fibres booth. (She makes great dolls and super cool fish. Theresa has had the good fortune to take a class from her, as she is up from where Theresa's Mom lives.)
So, it's no surprise that this is the first of my Maryland finds that I wanted to mess around with. I had to work all night Monday, but Tuesday I closed up shop at 7pm and after dinner I started weaving. I had some leftover sock yarn (thicker sock yarn -- more like a heavy sport weight) in the drawer of partial skeins and I decided to see how it would work. Here's my first Weavette 6 in. sqaure:
I just used the little booklet that came with the loom. It was easy to follow and had enough diagrams to get you through any tricky bits. I also bought the book too, but haven't had a chance to play around with texture yet.
Want to see what it looks like up close? Here, ya go. . .
I declare this purchase a total success! It was fun, easy to use and I love my first little square. Why did I wait so long to try it out? I'm not sure, but maybe the timing was how it was supposed to be. This little bit of weaving may be all it takes to get me into the spare bedroom, make me pull the Dorothy down off the dresser and get it warped up. (I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. . . )