Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Knowing when to throw in the towel, um, blanket.
So I cut it off. And it felt so good! It's only long enough for a baby blanket, not a shawl, and the baby intended for it is too big, though his dad has come back to the farm. And I'm not getting any grandchildren, I've been told. So, I'm not sure what to do with it, even if I can get Weftie's fur out of it. It's so dirty! I will hem it and wash it, soaking it with some nice baby detergent, and hope for the best. Maybe someone I know will need it someday for a baby. Maybe it'll just join the box of heirloom stuff I have saved. Either way, I'm glad I tried that pattern, and I know now that I love monochromatic patterns in overshot.
Imagine my surprise this morning when I ran out of threads long before I ran out of pattern. Imagine further my shock when I rechecked my math and saw that I thought 44 went into 480 20 times. And that I only had 240 threads, not 480. Sigh...
So, this warp will look lovely as scarves, won't it? And the shawl project will have to wait a little longer, because the other warp I have dyed? Yes, it's also 240 threads, not 480. And combined, they would be very ugly. That just means I'll have to have another dye day, which I love, and design a new pattern, also very fun.
Now, it's back to threading, and possibly weaving this afternoon. Stay warm! Wear fuzzy slippers while you weave! And have a nice cup of tea!