The problem with learning a new structure is my unbridled enthusiasm. It’s a problem because I just jump in and figure things out as I go. This can be good but at times it’s not so good.
The mat that I’m weaving comes from an older weaving magazine. Although I had spent a couple of weeks reading up on the process I neglected to actually read the instructions of the project I was weaving. I had yarn, in various colors, I figured I was good. I figured I’d just wing it, decide as I was going along. Uhm, yeah. That worked until I realized – four colors in – that some of them repeated and I was going to have to make it all work when I got to the center and worked my way back through the color scheme. I thought there were 9 colors in the pattern but it turns out there are only 6. What I had with me for yarn was not going to work.
I spent some time during my last session going through the yarn available. I’m fortunate that the last two colors don’t really require a lot of yardage so I picked two skeins from Pam’s stash.
I’m pretty excited about how I envision it looking at this point. It also showed me how much planning has to go into the weaving of these Scandinavian treasures. I didn’t plan at all and now realize that maybe I should have. I guess that’s what class is all about for me, learning what the important things are for each particular structure and dreaming about the possibilities.