Happy Tuesday to me. :)
I am blessed with enablers who send me yarn (and books). On this snowy Tuesday morning, a kilo of fine singles linen arrived from Lithuania.
It's a bit finer than I had envisioned, which means I will have to re-tool my plans for it, but never mind, anticipation is all part of the fun of weaving. Thinking about what to do, how I may need to make adjustments to achieve the desired results is all part of the fun!
The company sells this yarn either singles, or 2, 3, or 4 ply. If the singles is anything to go by, it should weave up very nicely, and then wet finishing with a good hard press ought to produce a really nice quality of cloth for things like tea towels.
I'll be pairing this as weft on a 2/16 cotton warp. I needed more of that yarn to finish off the rest of my 2/16 cotton weft yarns anyway, so it will all come together quite nicely, I think. Giving the singles the eyeball test, it appears to be a wee bit finer than sewing thread and is labelled Tex 56. They convert that to 8854 yards/pound. It has slight texture, and a lovely subtle sheen. I think I'm going to like the results!
They also offer it dyed, but I chose the natural colour which is has a bit of a golden glow to it.
So I won't get to this yarn right away. I have the current warp of blue/peacock to finish weaving, then two more of that colour to finish up, which will give me time to cogitate on how to use this lovely yarn and then order what I need from Brassard.
Thank you to this particular enabler who has given me the gift of anticipation and being able to work with a new-to-me yarn.