I used some of my handpainted superwash merino/bamboo/nylon blend fingering weight sock yarn for the baby blanket. This yarn is really soft and squishy, and will be perfect for a newborn baby to cuddle up in. My friend Lori (Capistrano Fiber Arts Studio) designed this pattern.
The pinwheel scarf was made using a pinwheel twill draft on my 8-shaft Ashford table loom. The yarns are both 20/2 spun silk. The pink yarn is one that I handdyed, and the white yarn is the natural color of the bombyx silk. I was inspired to weave this after reading this article on Weavezine.
This was my first time weaving with cotton, and also my first time weaving towels. I really like the idea of waffle-weave, and decided to try it out after reading an article in the September/October 2009 issue of Handwoven Magazine. The yarns are all 8/2 unmercerized cotton purchased from Lunatic Fringe Yarns.