At the start of NEWS, we stopped at WEBS.
Oh. My. Word.
I expected great yarn and a big store.....I didn't realize just how great the yarn or the store would be.
I rummaged around in the warehouse for hours, and among other goodies I scooped up, I found this group of yarns that I thought would look great together as a scarf.
I wanted it to be a woven scarf, and I wanted the yarns to run lengthwise in the scarf.
Seems simple enough, right?
Sometimes things aren't as simple as they appear.
Finally, years later, I'm actually ready to cut this yarn and make the scarf.
When I posted last week about taking risks, this project is what I had in mind. I've heard from multiple weavers that these yarns just won't work. I also feel like these yarns somewhat defy the New England weaving aesthetic. (Hey - I'm not a native. What can I say??? Although my New England roots run deep from generations before me, including many relatives who were involved in woolen mills.)
- The beauty of these colors
- The joy I felt during my first visit to WEBS and my first NEWS experience
- The textures and irregularity of these yarns
- Create the scarf of my dreams
- Use up the yarn (seriously - I don't like to have bits of this and that left over)
- If I have enough warp to make another scarf or two, that's cool too.
- See my first strong design idea through to a scarf that I'm happy with
- Weave in plain weave - using just 2 shafts as the first step in my 2->12 series
Now to figure out how to turn these raw materials into a scarf that I can wrap myself in to stay warm, comfy and energized all winter.