I've been having a great time weaving on my Schacht rigid heddle loom and finally getting to use all the lovely hand-dyed yarn in my stash.
I like the effect of a multi-colored yarn for the warp and a solid/semi-solid yarn for the weft. The scarf above was made with Blue Moon Socks that Rock Lightweight colorway in Basan for the warp and a solid pumpkin color wool/silk blend sock yarn for the weft.
Sundara sock, navy blue semi-solid for weft, gray solid for weft
Blue Moon STR Lightweight Incredible Shrinking Violet for warp, gray solid for weft
My favorite scarf to weave so far has been the one above using my own hand-dyed, hand-painted yarn. I have been saving this yarn in the Blue Moon Geisha (Mohair/silk/nylon blend) base for the right project. Combined with a bright green superwash wool fingering weight yarn for the weft, the result is a wonderful drapey scarf or wrap. The best part is that I've only used less than half of the skein of Geisha. The wheels are spinning in my head thinking of the next project for this wonderful yarn.
The project currently on the loom may very well take over as my most favorite. Yes, it's another scarf, but in another one of my own hand-dyed yarns in a silk fingering! I'm thinking I may keep this one.
What's next for the loom? I've gotten some ideas and inspiration from fellow weaving study group friends: Ruth is make cloth for a tote bag and Heather has some dish towels on the loom.