One of the purposes of this shawl run - other than to increase my inventory of shawls, of course - is to use up this textured silk yarn.
Each warp takes four cones (four oz each), then each shawl takes one cone for weft.
I was getting down to the dregs when I wound this warp. I had two cones of the same terracotta semi-solid, plus two cones that had the same terracotta, but different shades of grey. I agonized over it for a while, then decided that it didn't matter if one side of the shawl had a lighter shade than the other. In fact, a customer might like the wearing options this would create. By folding or twisting the shawl, it would have a different look to it.
So I went ahead and wound the warp using up the two co-ordinated but slightly different variegated yarns. I actually think it's going to look just fine.
The blue is 'waste' yarn that will hold the yarns in place until I can get the knots tied.
Just two more warps to wind. The first batch of shawls are being wet finished today and Doug will start pressing tomorrow.
I had hoped to weave all three shawls today but after a busy day yesterday I'm coming up short for energy. Perhaps I'll settle for two woven, one warp wound...