Maybe it's bad luck to have a lingering last post about one of those days in the studio!
I just discovered a big math mistake for the warp I'm half done winding. Oops!!! Still recovering! (More on that later.....I'm getting ready to make towels for our guest bathroom. Or I was. I will be again by the end of the day tomorrow. No stalling out, I promise!!)
I told you about Saturday when I prepared the warp for green shadow weave scarves, only to find out that the scarf recipient didn't like the color combo once we could really see it.
A few people asked what happens next to that warp.
When I originally bought this yarn, my plan was to wind a dark warp and use the light for weft, making something like the plaited twill scarves in Handwoven.
I had issues with the green color, saying I didn't think I'd wear it. (In fact, I violently disliked the dark green - but it was on the guild yarn table for a very reasonable price so I wanted to make the scarf just for fun.)
Then Jim said he liked it, and we collaborated on a draft for the design. That draft ended up being shadow weave - which I don't usually love, but I'm interested to see how what we came up with turns out. Now that draft is reserved for Jim's scarf.
I turned this warp back into balls for now. (It hadn't been cut). Notice how it's 4 balls of dark and 2 of light?
This green yarn can go back to my original idea and become two scarves with dark warp and light weft, instead of just one shadow weave scarf.
I'm so glad I divide my studio time into design time and production time. I decided to turn the yarn back into balls, without having to endure the pain of doing it right that minute. When I was winding it into balls, I could just get into my early morning, don't think about it zone. Otherwise I think about it and change my mind 800 times.
One good thing about this process has been falling in love with that dark green color. About halfway through winding it back into a ball, I realized it's the same color as a crewel field of daisies that used to hang over my grandparents' couch. All of a sudden I like that color now! (I'm still pretty sure I can't wear that color near my face because that green isn't right for me....but at least I like it now!)
I'm sure it would have made a beautiful shadow weave. I would have stuck with that plan if I had more of the light green yarn, or if I liked shadow weave more. Now I get to play around and figure out what draft I really want to use for this yarn. (And we all know that's my favorite thing to do!!)
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