Sunday, January 23, 2011
Towel Exchange: Maybe I Should Have Taken Notes
It was hard to decide what to call this blog post.
I debated on: DUH!
Win Some Lose Some
Or: There's No Mistake You Can't Fix
Or: I'd Like to Share a Learning Experience With You
Ah, the list is endless....
So as I was weaving away on Gary, I kept glancing over at the towel warp on Grace. Something just didn't seem right.
I was using Syne's recent towel as a basic design inspiration for the towel warp (in addition to using Syne's towel to dry my dishes, note slightly used look)
And I was using the yarn I had left over from my last towel warp.
I was feeling very clever. The only thing I forgot was-----to count the number of ends I would need to create an 18" wide towel sett at 24 epi ( small detail). So now the loom is threaded and I am 80 ends shy of the required number of ends----what to do?
The problem: I do not have any more of the right color ikat. I am thinking I will just wind 80 ends of a solid and put 40 ends on each outer edge.
Actually, I will probably think on it for a while and finish the shawl.
Part of me wonders if I did this on purpose to create some tasty blog fodder. (grin)
Oh yes, 3 people have told me they were sending me towels (plus the one I already have from Syne) so the warp must go on.......