Sunday, September 09, 2007


Afghan done!

The final measurements excluding fringe are 36 inches by 48 inches, which are perfect for a lap robe. Here is the side I looked at while I weaved......

I really like how this looks and thought that this would be the "front" until I got it off the loom and had a chance to look at the other side for awhile .......

Now I think that I like this side better.

The fringe is twisted, and is a concession to the fact that I have a terrible time getting them all even ......

It is my "if you can't lick 'em, join 'em" approach.

Things have been really busy around here, and I haven't been home much to get caught up on the computer. However, I really wanted to show you all the completed project. I also have some more Shetland yarn to show. Hopefully soon!

Related Posts:
Next Afghan Warp - Something Different
Afghan Progress
"Fiber in the Mountains" Show
Twills - The Basics
Leigh's Fiber Gallery - Afghans


  1. I can't believe you have it done already - do you have a little gnome who sits above you with a whip?

    It's beautiful and will be so nice to warm your lap this fall/winter! :-) T.

  2. It is beautiful. I think both sides look great.

  3. I kind of like the backside too!
    And your treatment of the fringe is most creative!

  4. I love both sides. What's up next? You are into production as of late, aren't you?

  5. What a great idea for the fringe. It works really well. An afghan like that on my lap would keep me happy for hours!

  6. Beautiful! I think it is amazing how quickly you are weaving all these projects. I am slower than molasses in January! I love the uneven fringe.

  7. It's beautiful Leigh! Nice thing about an afghan - both sides can be the right side :) I like them both and I'm amazed how different they are. I love your fringe solution too.

  8. I like the side you woven face up, although the underside is great too. So count it as reversible!! I too am fringing, started last night for my table runner and I have the same problem can't get them the same size either. But "knot" to worry I'm sure we'll figure something out and share it.

  9. Not being able to see the real thing (sob), I'm wondering what the textural effect of the handspun is. And, where is this success leading you to next? Yup, I'm a slave driver......!!!! Maybe some quite spinning is in order?

  10. oooh! I really like it. Both sides. Each has something unique and interesting to offer. I'm still patiently saving for my loom, but seeing this makes the wait very hard. ;)

  11. Wonderful!! I like what you've done to the fringe. Great idea. It won't go "flying around".

  12. I went back through your posts and don't see the epi - was it 8, or is that just the twill? Also, how long was your warp and at 36" wide, was it a 40" weaving width. I told you, I'm very lazy and would rather glean from someone else's experimentation.

  13. Thank you one and all for your kind compliments. To answer Marie and Peg, next up is another Christmas afghan! I think this will be the last one. Then perhaps some baby blankets? I'm also getting ready to warp my jack loom again.

    Peg, the handspun texture really didn't show itself much, which was disappointing.

    Sharon, I knew I forgot to put something in that post! The sett was 8 epi and the width in the reed was 44". I think I wove about 59" worth. When I first took it off the loom it was 40" by 50". After wet finishing, it was 36" by 48" not counting the fringe.

  14. It's gorgeous, and I kind of like the more "natural" look of the uneven fringe. I didn't even notice it until you showed the close-up.

  15. Thank you Kristi! I have to admit that I really like an asymetrical look to things, which is odd in some ways because I tend toward items that are more traditional rather than wild and trendy. That fringe really satisfied my bent away from symmetry.

  16. Wow! It's very nice. I love the colors, the design and the fringe. What a wonderful afghan!


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