This morning I determined to get back to the loom pronto, so after a quick trip to the post office to pick up two bunny-eared-bags-of-goodness (about 80 pounds of yarn from Maurice Brassard), and a gift (see below) I fired up the loom and got started.
I had intended to finish this warp with some 2/16 pale yellow, and decided to dig into the boxes (I brought two of them in with the other yarn) and see what I could find.
There were two cones of linen, one a single ply, the other 2 ply. The 2 ply is too thick for the warp on the loom, so I'll use the singles. And the first of Lynn's yarn will get woven up. :)
There were also a couple of cones of cotton flake, strong enough for warp, so I'm thinking of throwing a warp on the small loom for table runners. Or towels. I haven't decided yet. The cotton flake is a bit thick in the thick bits, so the overall cloth might get too thick for towels. Unless I use 2/16 cotton for weft in plain weave. I will cogitate on that for a while.
And the gift in the mail (apologies for poor photo) were not one but two bobbin lace bookmarks made by Deb Todhunter.
As you may know, I am an avid reader, and having handmade bookmarks just makes the whole experience nice.
Speaking of books, I did manage to read a bit (long drives as a passenger gave me some time in the car) so I read Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker and The Black Count by Tom Reiss. I think both were recommended by Dana Stabenow (another author I enjoy reading).
The Bruno book is the first in a series which I will likely continue to read. It was a nice light read. The Black Count is non-fiction - about the father of Alexandre Dumas. But it wasn't just a biography - it covered a part of history I knew far too little about - the treatment of 'people of colour' in France before, during and after the French Revolution.
Currently reading The Serpent's Shadow by Mercedes Lackey. It is the first in a series - she has many different series - but the books don't need to be read in order.
Lackey is an author many people have recommended to me over the years - I have finally gotten started on her works.