I borrowed Megan's rigid heddle loom on Saturday. I've been wanting to try weaving for some time and I have a bunch of stash yarn that I think would work better as woven projects than knitted ones.
This is my first go - I warped the loom with purple Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock and used the same yarn for the weft at first and then some plain light purple Jaeger Matchmaker Merino dk. I really liked the lighter weft against the darker variegated warp. It also seemed a bit easier to get an even weave with the heavier weft yarn.
This is my second go using Helen's Lace for the warp and some more Matchmaker in 4 ply for the weft. I've had this yarn hanging around in the stash for ages and it felt really good to use it up. I rather messed up the finishing as I put it in the washer to neaten up the selveges and completely felted the fringe. I managed to create a not-too-bulky edge by cutting off the felted fringe and folding the edge under and hemming a seam. It's even purple so I can put it into our guild's display for the 6 Guilds Challenge. Our guild's colour is purple and we have an under the sea theme which I fulfilled by stitching a little purple fish bead and some glass bead air bubbles onto one corner. Photos when I have some decent light.