Those of us that weave talk about our yarn stashes. It's important to have choices. When I order yarn, I do so with projects in mind that I've planned. I try to just order what I need but you have to order a tad more just to be sure you don't run out of yarn. So over time, you get a stash of extras. I store my yarns in huge clear rubbermaids. I got shelving from Home Depot, I think. There are a couple of them in the back of the room and 3 tubs fit on each shelf. Since they're clear, it's easy to see where the yarns are.
When I plan a project, I simply pull out an empty Office Depot cardboard box and fill it with the yarns for that warp. I love it when I have everything I need for a project.
That's what happened the other day when I looked at what I had. I didn't want to order any yarns and see what I could do. I had a cone of variegated accent yarn so pulled out colors to go with it. It was a short warp. Just 2 tops and 2 vests. I liked the combination of colors.
Then weft. I didn't have a stash of several pounds to work with this so looked at my partial cones. I had enough to weave a top and vest with a nice chocolate that's warmer than the picture shows.
Cranberry looked good and I had enough to weave a top with it.
A nice deep green worked great for a vest.
And that was the end of the warp. I used up some of the stash and ended up with 4 nice pieces to add to my stock for the show in just over a week.
It all started with a cone of inspiration yarn.
I've got a last warp on the loom right now that's just waiting to be woven off. Hopefully I'll be serging the pieces later today. It's a rainy sleepy kind of day outside but inside it'll be filled with the noises of my shuttle and beater going....and some vintage NCIS shows playing in the background.
All in a day's work!
Until next week, keep weaving!