This weekend I was bound and determined to finish the woven table runner for my SIL's. I wanted to get that baby off my loom so it could have a nice soak, dry and be ready to ship today. Hooray I accomplished my goal, finishing up at the very end of the last World Cup game, which was an exciting one especially if you are a Germany fan (which I am not, I was pulling for The Netherlands).
So here it is in all it's glory.
My table is 65 inches wide with the expander in so this table runner ended up being about 66 inches long including the fringe. The woven area is 15 inches wide and 51 inches long.
My SIL's table is much less wide than mine so this should fit nicely with an inch or two of the woven area and the fringe lying off the table.
Made from 750 yards of Berroco Boboli Lace in the color 4352. I was going for 16 inches wide, so I was a bit off there and I was actually going for a bit longer, but I ran out of yarn so this is the way it ended up and I really like it. I think it will be perfect on their dark oak table.
Now it is all wrapped up and shipped out to Door Co. Wisconsin, where they live during the summer, in a beautiful home right on Lake Michigan.
I have learned a few things with this project and my last project made with the same yarn. Wool tends to catch on itself and you will have to watch your sides when you put the shuttle through, they wear down and split apart or make a wobbly edge. Picking a beautiful multicolored yarn lets the yarn create its own unique pattern, let the yarn work for you, don't try and make the yarn work, if that makes any sense at all. Your edges might look a bit shaky while you are weaving, but when the whole project is done you don't notice them if they are not perfect. Putting a hemming stitch on both ends prevents a big disaster, like I had with the purple shawl I completely had to take apart when my ends pulled the whole shawl wonky. And last but not least, there is going to be a lot of yarn waste, that just happens with weaving so I better not worry that I am not using every precious inch of beautiful yarn.
Now I am determined to finish my gray crochet shawl. After that I am going to be very stern with myself and get those pink summer sweaters done, before summer turns to fall.
Hope you are having a great day.