Monday, August 16, 2010
Light at the End of the Tunnel
This morning was a beautiful, rainy day, cool enough to open all the windows. It's heated up drastically since then, but I enjoyed it while I wove.
Yes, my friends, there was weaving at Chez Davidson this morning! The afghan project warp was tied on, the knots were wiggled through reed and heddles, wound on and the last rectangle was woven. It was pretty satisfying to get that last one done, and then, I had enough warp to make some quarter-sized rectangles to use in putting my own rectangles together. They're 4 1/2 inches long, in the pattern I've used throughout the project. Inspired by Theresa's comment last week about white on white patterns, and by Sue at Thrums, who weaves amazing white on white silk shawls, I decided to make the small rectangles as a border across the top and bottom, or maybe interspersed. I think the afghan is going to be oddly shaped if I just stop at the 16 rectangles. How would I arrange them? 4 by 4? Won't a square-ish afghan be awkward to use? I know we settled on 16 because there are eight of us, but I think it needs to be, well, less square.
But, as you've read if you follow this blog, I've been wallowing in white, and it's time to move on.
In the meantime, happy weaving!