Monday, July 22, 2013

Little Squares Everywhere and Summer Travel Fun

While traveling this summer, I packed my new Zoom Loom. I couldn't wait to try out the new portable loom from Schacht Spindle Company. But I was pretty sure I'd get bored making little squares. Well not at all. I was soon addicted and making lots of squares... in the car, visiting friends, and even at a party with live entertainment.

I started with a skein of turquoise alpaca. When I got bored with one color, I used some of my own hand-dyed, handspun merino wool. Then I mixed the alpaca and merino in some of the squares. So what does one do with 50 plus little squares?
My modern version of a granny square vest
And then we visited family in Pittsburgh and off to the Three Rivers Art Festival where I discovered the FiberArts Guild of Pittsburgh and their latest project - Knit the Bridge.
I added a few rows of crochet to the project. Wish I could be there for the installation of this largest yarn bomb in the US scheduled to cover the Andy Warhol Bridge in August.
Last stop was Michigan and there in the little village of Spring Lake was a wonderful fabric store where I spied a dress by Katherine Tilton, Butterick B5881. I bought the pattern and came right home and made it using some linen from my stash. Here's my version.