My kitchen towels are finally off the loom, washed, ironed and ready for use. I am so excited!!
There was another little warp problem right at the end. One of the warp threads jumped off the roller at the back. I have no idea how that happened, but I just attached one of my handy dandy little weights to the thread and merrily went on my way until I had finished.
This is the waffle weave in the very center. I love how this looks - it's the whole reason that I picked this pattern.
This is a closeup near the end - you can see, near the middle up there where one of the blue threads somehow missed when I was weaving. Every one of the towels (and there are 4) have a little "extra" design element like this one. Not the same design element - there are floating threads both warp and weft, missed stitches, and a portion of one towel where I forgot the pattern for the waffle weave so it is short one weft thread every pattern for a bit. But all in all, I am very happy with these.
I hemmed them by turning under the ends twice. First though, before I cut them apart, I zig zagged the ends to keep them from unraveling. I'm pretty sure they would have stayed, but I still live in fear that as soon as I take them off the loom, the are going to somehow spontaneously explode and all I will have is a pile of thread. Silly, I know....
Doesn't it look lovely hanging on my oven.
We are using them, but for right now, they can only be used for freshly cleaned hands. No wiping up spills on the floor yet :o)
AND... don't laugh ... I am making more tesselating fish! I finished my blanket awhile back and I was missing making the fish, but didn't want another blanket. Then it hit me!! We need more pillows!! I got out my sock yarn (the yarn I am using for hexis) and started knitting up these cute little fish for the front of a pillow!! Aren't they just the cutest??! I think I'm going to try for something that is about 18" X18", but I'm not locked into that. I am going to play it by ear and see how it goes.
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