I managed to warp the loom this past Saturday and wove some on Sunday and a little on Monday. After splitting wood I was less than enthusiastic, I really just wanted a nap.
This has a tencel warp with a verigated wool sock yarn for the weft. It is really quite lovely – the tabby warp in tencel looks like little glass beads when the light hits it just right. Speaking of warping and weaving I made another mistake threading – can you see it? I didn’t until I’d woven about 6″ – and that was my point of no return. It is what it is. I don’t find it glaring and it wouldn’t stop me from wearing it. Another exercise.
I have 10 days to finish this. Barring any unforeseen crisis I shouldn’t have a problem doing it. It’s nice to be weaving a more complicated draft. I really love doing overshot. It reminds me of knitting an Aran pattern in a way. You have to knit many rows before the pattern appears, then it keeps you interested. Once you’ve repeated the pattern 5 or 6 times the piece you’re knitting is done. This does much the same thing, by the time you are in a rhythm with the treddling the piece is nearing completion.
When this is done I will probably weave another wool overshot throw, then I have a striped twill throw in mind. Christmas is coming.