Hi Tish, I need someone to commiserate with me. I’ve been weaving overshot blocks for the Guild’s friendship sampler and needed to do eight in one pattern and eight more in a second pattern. I’m down to two left to do and there’s only enough warp left for one! ARRGH! Too much header between blocks and half a sample used up too much. So to get 12 more inches, I’m going to have to wind 3 feet more warp. At least. I’m trying to think of an easy way to do this tedious job and I was looking forward to weaving a chenille scarf! DOUBLE ARRGH! I’m trying to think of myself as Penelope, weaving all day and unweaving all night. It’s the process that counts, not the outcome, right? rjf
Oh no! That is definitely much worse than those times when you're doing 30 feet of meticulous topstitching on a garment and the bobbin runs out 8 inches from the end, isn't it? Once you're rewarped, is there anything you can weave quickly on the remaining warp to reward (hmmm...rewarp and reward, they look alike, but...) yourself?
What are you using for the chenille scarf?
Well, having vented my frustration, I wound the warp, tied 240 teeny knots to the old warp, beamed it on and wove forward. The reward was enough warp for two doll house rugs and the time to mess around with left-over Fair Isle sweater yarn. Thanks for the "rewarp and reward" expression; I'll take that to the next weavers' meeting. For the scarf, I have some purpley blue chenille and some novelty stuff with sparkly squares in it. I was thinking 6 inches wide and 6 feet long, counting the fringe. Is that a good fashionable size? But there are so many possibilities sitting on the shelf downstairs, it's hard to decide. All these months I've been reading about stashes and the lengths we go to to protect and nourish them. I think I've become a stashaholic: a stasher of stashes. rjf
Six inches by 6 feet does sound good. Even if styles go back to wider, shorter muffler-type scarves, you can just wrap it around a couple more times.
The stash is a good thing to have, esp. if you remember "shop" in it occasionally. It's amazing what's down in my basement that I'd forgotten all about.
I know what you mean by "shop in it "! Sometimes it's like "Ah-ha!" and sometimes it's like "Oh-no!" Stuff I really loved but somehow forgot about and stuff that cost a fortune but never was quite right for anything. I think the readers of Threads should hold a stash party. If you bring ten pounds of stuff, you get to take ten pounds of stuff. Or less. But you have to sign a pledge "I will not buy more stuff unless I need it for the current project". Not even if it's on sale! rjf
And Threads gets to keep the left-overs!
Edited 3/21/2003 8:38:41 AM ET by rjf
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