February 20, 2011
Since I was having technical difficulties with the 'Relay for Life' piece I warped up the Mini wave.
I used #3 mercerized cotton crochet thread in the color 'coffee' and a slightly nubby unidentified yarn that Ms. Allen of Gilmore looms sent home with her daughter on one of her trips to California a few years ago. I have been hoarding this yarn a VERY LONG time. I had no idea of its fiber content, or its size. More learning curve.
I warped for double weave, thinking to try to do my stick people. The piece is 1 3/4 in. wide and 7 ft. long. The nubby yarn makes if a little more difficult than I might like. It is also a good deal heavier than the #3...more learning curve.
Basically I have both looms warped up with difficult warps. No relief in sight since they are both pretty long warps. grrrrrrr On the positive side the first stick man is done and he really pops on the dark background.
For now girls and boys I get to struggle a bit, as I don't want to waste this much yarn. Especially on the relay piece as it is 333 warp threads wide, each doubled or tripled. Lots of yarn there folks.
Wish me luck!