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Cheeky Redhead (Iseaulte of the Clews)
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It is the last day of the month and I'm not even to the point where I separate the sleeves from the body on my Windows to My Souls cardi for my first Camp Loopy project. That's OK. I'm just going to keep on knitting, keep on knitting. I will cast on my second camp project tomorrow because the yarn is just to yummy not too. It's a Cashmere Silk blend. But I'll post about that more when I have something to show. #porchsittingknittingandsipping
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A new loom has come to live at Casa de Cheeky on Friday. It's called the Swatch Maker 3 in 1 by Purl & Loop.

http://purlandloop.com

The loom is 9.25" x 6.5" (about the same size as an iPad Air) and has sett's of 8, 10, and 12 epi. This one is the birch model ($49) but they also make the same loom in plastic ($47). It comes with a long birch weaving needle, a metal tapestry needle and a smaller metal needle to thread the holes for the finer sett's. I bought the accessory set (comb, pick up stick, and shuttle).

This is a nice little loom that I can get the various samples for my twist direction experiments done on. I was dreading having to warp my floor loom for the samples.

Warping of any kind takes patients and time. On this loom you wrap the yarn around the loom for an 8 dent sett and lace the warp yarn through the holes for 10 and 12. If you've never warped a loom before and never worked with fine singles then this isn't the loom for you. Lacing the yarn can be tricky to get the tension right and there is a lot of potential for massive yarn tangles. P&L does make 3 other separate looms in each sett which are much easier to warp. So check out their website for those. For experienced weavers I would recommend this little loom to do swatching on or to fiddle around with pickup weaves. If I ever have some extra funds to invest I want pick up a few of the single sett looms to use to teach a basic weaving class with. This is also a good loom to try making a small tapestry on.

In case your wondering I'm weaving with some of my own handspun Icelandic singles. Grey Z twist for the warp which has warp size on it and white S twist for the weft. The darker grey at the very bottom is cotton for a header (which I put in by habit more than any other reason).

ETA: I keep wanting to call this loom the nimbus 2000.
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Welcome to the newest inhabitant!
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I am blessed with the best friends. They look out for me in so many ways!
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Places I KIP: In restaurants and the theater.


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on the bus (when I ride it ... if not crocheting), in the office because lunch or slow time or I Must Not Kill People.
On queue at the dmv because it's "only" an hour wait for my license renewal.
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Just a reminder June 18 in World Wide Knit in Public Day!
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I barely got started on my sock for stage one of the Tour de Sock 2016 so it's been put in time out until I finish both socks for stage two that started yesterday. The pattern is a cabled one and so far the cuff has knit up fast. I might even be able to finish this pair in the time allotted. You can see the pattern here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/i-remembered-it-again
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It is very pretty, I love the color. 
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I started my 2nd Camp Loopy project. I'm doing a Waving Lace Top (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waving-lace-top) in BMFA Worthy, colorway Nudie Patootie. This yarn is 65% White Cashmere and 35% Bombyx Silk. Oh my this is a decadent yarn. I've complete the lace border at the bottom and now have to just knit until my work measures 16". This is going to be what I work on while I binge on season 6 of GOT.
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That looks very pretty :)
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Praying for Istanbul!
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I also decided to warp my itty bitty inkle loom. I'm using 10/2 mercerized cotton. The weaving a little over 1/4" wide. It's been a while since I've used an inkle loom and my selvedges need work. The extra long finger on my shuttle is for doing pickup weaves. 
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It looks like you could be drawing the weft up a bit tighter. A bit.
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I did go out for a little while for World Wide Knit In Public Day.
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I knit for a couple minutes at dinner. 
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My dentists and their staff are really great! They know I'm terrified of being in the chair so do their best to make me laugh to help me relax and they give me extra floss cards to make life lines in my knitting!
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+Alana O'Keeve you mean you don't knit in the waiting room? I don't leave the house without having at least a plain sock to knit on. You never know when you might have to wait somewhere, like when you blow out a tire and have to wait for a tow truck then wait for your car to be fixed. I do get nitrous so I can't knit in the chair and I wouldn't want to know what that would do to my gauge. Because I like to knit with fingering and lace weight yarns on wooden needles I would also be very likely to break a needle (or possibly stab the dentist ) if the he hit a nerve. I happen to know iPhones hold to being held in a death grip.
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Education
  • Arcadia Unversity
    Psychology/Art Therapy with minor in Studio Arts - BA Cum Laude, 2008
  • Montgomery County Community College, Pennsylvania
    Liberal Arts - Social Sciences - AA Magna Cum Laude, 2005
  • High School of Art & Design, New York City
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Introduction
I'm a a lot of things. Spinner, Weaver, Knitter, Photographer are some of the ways I describe myself. My photographs can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheekyredhead/ I've been in the SCA since 1988 and am known as Lady Iseaulte of the Clews (was Blaecstan). I was made a companion of the Order of the Manche (East Kingdom Order of High Merit for Arts) in 1996 I am owned by two felines, Frank and Storm
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I've hiked in the Himalayas and been to both the East and North sides of Mt Everest. While at base camp on the north face my friend Monika Andrae and I did the Worlds Highest Stitch-n-Bitch.
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Therapeutic Support Staff
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