Monday, December 24, 2012
No More Messing About
As suspected, both the yarn orders had gotten caught up in the Christmas mail volumes and today I received not just the first notification of arrival but the last notice! Anyway, no matter, both orders are here and now I really feel the pressure to tackle the rest of the job list.
The hemp yarn is actually what I hoped, not what I expected. Obviously I made a crucial math error somewhere when I was converting metric count to imperial.
The singles is about a 2/16 grist by looking at it and the 2 ply is about a 2/10 size - somewhat smaller than a 2/8 but bigger than a 2/16. I'll drag my scale out and weigh out a gram and see how many meters are in it and then re-calculate.
Either way, both will work for my intended purpose. Now I just need timed to wind and weave off a sample warp.
In the meantime progress is being made on the southern tour. Two boxes of yarn were mailed for NC and TN this morning. I also stopped in to the travel agent - the mall wasn't horrible at 10 am so I was grateful. The travel agent is working on the best routing/price she can find and will issue the tickets Thursday. Then I can put the final touches on my end and let all the organizers know my eta(s).
Today I'm working on the Memphis workshop. I had to re-tool a couple of the warps because I was out of the specified yarns and had to make substitutions, but I think I'm about ready (now that lunch is over) to fire up the photocopy machine and start getting the handouts and yarn packages ready.
Today is a lovely day - a little overcast but the sun is trying to shine. It's cold but not terrible - and we will have a white Christmas.
Time to get back into the studio and put the finishing touches on this one so I can begin the next.