Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Progress

20 yard warp - done!

yarns for next warp of tea towels

Hallelujah - the grey warp is woven! The next warp is going to be a lot more colourful. (Ignore the blue cone - it's just hangin' around.)

I'm looking forward to finally using up the last of the fine linen, but am not sure another 20 yard warp will do it. So I'm looking around to see if I have enough of the 2/16 cotton to do one more warp of maybe 10 yards. I was positive I had a box of partial tubes of black 2/16 but can't locate it so we'll see what I come up with. :}

This afternoon I went and made lace for a couple of hours. Got half a bookmark done while catching up with my friends and sneaking peeks at the hockey game. The Olympics are now over. Some truly amazing athletes and stories.

After finishing the tea towels I went to the small loom and finished off scarf number one and started number 2. Click on the photo for a close up.

This section of the warp has a lot of bright spring, almost lime, green and rather than mute it with chocolate I switched to kelp - a very dark green with a yellow cast. I think it's turning out quite well. The green mutes the rose but there isn't nearly as much rose in this section so I think it will be just fine.

Tomorrow I'll beam the warp onto the AVL. The threading will be something fairly simple so that it will go quickly. I'm feeling like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I've got a chenille warp in Diversified Plain Weave planned for the AVL for scarves, but just really wanted to get the linen used up first.


Annie said...

You didn't like weaving your grey warp, but I sure love the results.
Do you usually do Torchon lace? (I saw pictures of your bookmarks in earlier posts)I love weaving, but am also very fond of doing bobbin lace. Choices always have to be made...

Laura said...

Hi Annie,

Yes, I generally do Torchon. Lace is a hobby for me and I don't have a lot of time to devote to it. Which is why I love the fact that I get together with two others about every other Sunday so that we can all make lace together. :)

The grey warp just didn't do much for me. I think they're fine - just too much grey right now with day after grey day. :(