Thursday, September 04, 2008

Woven Diamond Stole



This stole (shown above during blocking) finally moved from WIP to FO last weekend. I had been working on it (not consistently mind you) since last year. Actually, I should qualify my last statement. I had been weaving (yes, weaving) piles of diamonds on my 7" Hazel Rose Diamond Loom from my stash remnants since last year. It didn't really occur to me what my piles of diamonds were destined to become until a few months ago. I was plodding along at a glacial pace before the lightening bolt stuck me brain. After illumination, I definitely rocked and rolled those wool diamonds into stole right snappy.

Here's a pic of my little loom along with one of my first diamonds...





I assembled my little woolen and woven bundles of joy by crocheting them all together with no less than a cone of Lamb's Pride worsted and my trusty G hook.



The finished stole measures about 30" wide by 90" long. It's definitely Autumnal in look and feel.



I have several small looms in various shapes that I use quite regularly. Definitely expect more woven delights from moi!

Copyright 2008 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

21 comments:

Trifarina said...

Wowzers! That's a really neat project!

busybeescrochet said...

I love it! Great job. :)

turtlegirl76 said...

Holy crap. That is AWESOME. Now that certainly opens up a whole new world of weaving to us wee condo-dwellers. Who needs a floor loom when you can have a little diamond?

Christina said...

Wow, that is stunning! The colors are so rich...gorgeous.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Wowzers that is so gorgeous!!!Hugs Darcy

Batty said...

Wow, that's love at first sight! Brilliant.

V said...

Kudos to you!! I absolutely love the diamond stole. It almost makes me want to run out and buy a loom, but for crying out loud... I've accumulated way too much craft stuff. LOL Great blog and projects!!

Caroline B said...

That is simply gorgeous - love the colours, the diamonds, the whole thing!

wildwoodflwr said...

I love it! It looks like entrelac without as much fussing... oh and no knitting. :P

Deneen said...

Gorgeous. I bought several Buxton Brooks weavettes and was just lamenting "Will I use em"-you inspired me to dig em out :)

Red Rocket said...

That looks so freakin' cozy. All toasty and soft....mmmm!

Kate said...

That stole is so lovely. Perfect colors for the season.

Kiki said...

Two words: Gor Geous!

Meg said...

GLORIOUS!! Now you need to start up a Project Runway for crocheters/knitters. Filming might take a while, but......

Linda said...

Good morning, Regina:

I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog and gave your blog an award on my Linda's Blog today.

Thanks for always inspiring me.

Have a wonderful day.

Linda

g said...

Sweet sweet diamond love.

Oh! the brilliance.

Nano said...

Just gorgeous! I love the colors and the design.

Linda said...

Oh I am SO buying a loom! I love that stole! I purchased a woven stole/wrap at Midwest Fiber Fest this year. *singing* Love it! Thanks for the link to Hazel Rose Looms.

Lynn said...

That is stunning. Love the colors. Makes me wish fall would just get here already. I keep wanting to try using a loom. Truly inspiring.

Arts and Crafts said...

Nice work, very original.
The colors are amazing.
FrAn

Kay aka dkswife said...

Beautiful! You always do some cool stuff! :)