Friday, January 1, 2010

Hooray for 2010!

Happy New Year to everyone! Good-bye 2009, we wish you well, but now we are all ready to start anew. Speaking of starting anew, last night I finally completed the shawl that has been on my loom for months, and months, and months. I have been working on it a lot this past week since I have been off of work, and Christmas is over. I have really enjoyed the process and have learned a lot on what to do and what not to do.
I have tried to finish things up for 2009 so I could start over fresh for the New Year. Yesterday I took down the Christmas decorations and cleaned so I could start off fresh and clean. I ended up having time on my hands so I went to work on making fringe and removing this shawl. The lighting is horrible as the loom is in my bedroom and it was dark out when I took the pictures, but you get the idea. I wet it down and when it dries I will post pictures of the finished product.

So today I am going to start with a new project on the loom with this beautiful Cotton I bought while in North Carolina last year. It is Arucania 100 % cotton from Chile. I love the color and think it will make a very unique shawl. After the movies this afternoon I will be starting my new project.

I am still diligently working on the last Noro bag, I know not everything was wrapped up in 2009. I'll be working on that later during some football watching time.
Happy New Year!


Claudia said...

The shawl is gorgeous. Congratulations, sister, and Happy New Year!

Beth said...

Beautiful shawl. I would love to learn how to weave. Do you look at yarn differently...knitting yarn vs weaving yarn?
I bought the same Arucania cotton at my local yarn store! It is an aqua base with lots of multi-color splashes. I was thinking of a baby sweater for mine. New projects are always exciting.

Monica@The White Bench said...

What a beautiful shawl! I had left another comment about Claudia's bag, but I'm not sure you had it (my connection is bad at the moment).
I thank you so much for your sweet wish, and wish you too a beautiful New Year filled with joy, love, peace and health!