Meghan's Wee Weaving: Unconventional Materials

By now you've read Mari's post about her experience with the Wee Weaver by Purl and Loop. I was able to pick up a Wee Weaver at the most recent TNNA and was excited to try it. Mari had the idea to make a weaving with unconventional materials and I have to say, I love her weaving! I think Mari took the idea to a really interesting place, finding and using things that every home has tucked away, but one would never guess to use. I was much more conservative in my materials quest and limited my search to funky fibers I found in my stash and studio.  


Top / unknown linen from a cone, black ribbon, Wee Weaver set, maribou feather boa, my own hand-dyed hand-spun yarn from the Harveyville Yarn School.
Middle / Molly Girl Duet, a cone of yellow Rugby by Mondofil, black nylon cording, unknown raw silk, Navia Tradition.
Bottom / a mohair lock, Habu Pine Paper, a cone of green Rugby by Mondofil, and Buffalo Gold Buffboo.


In the end, I decided not to use all the yarns in the interest of simplicity. The items that made the cut were the mohair lock, the maribou boa, black nylon cord, the yellow Rugby, some natural cotton/wool (that didn't make it into the earlier photo), and I finished it with some Tundra in Pinkberry and Bearberry. 

This was such a fun experiment! I love this little loom and I can't wait to use it again! 

All images © Linette Kielinski.  All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Finished Projects: Ronin's Hedgehog

My son Ronin turned 7 last month and he LOVES stuffed animals. (Note image at the bottom of the post!) Wanting to make him a new toy, I searched on Ravelry and found this adorable Narwhal pattern. I grabbed a skein of the softest yarn in The Fibre Co. line, Knightsbridge from the office and set to work!

While working away, I knitted through half of the narwhal's tail and my decreases were all over the place, so I ripped out the decreases and was left with a round 'body'. Ronin found it and said "It's ok Mom, you can make a hedgehog now!" And so that is what I did!

May we introduce Chocolate, the Hedgehog!

Ronin has been loving Chocolate and likes how his quills can be combed into different styles. It was so sweet working on this with him. He made the suggestions on how to form his nose and how to make the quills. And everyday he checked in on Chocolate's progress. 

Chocolate the hedgehog is the fifth toy I've made for Ronin. As you can see I couldn't possibly keep up with his love of stuffed animals, but happy that he still enjoys them when he has so many others! 


Images © Linette Kielinski Photography