Well, I went shopping for nicer yarns. Clearly, I’m going to do this a lot, so I should be using better stuff. I warped the loom with Cascade 220 fingering and Crystal Palace mohair/silk, and then wove with the same mixture. It’s amazing – super soft and fluffy and great.
C got me a loom stand as well and wow, having the loom at a good height for sitting and weaving makes a huge difference. I wove most of this scarf on C’s drive home, which was just a little more than an hour. The loom is 32″ wide, though, which wasn’t so big when it was sitting on my sewing table, but which is HUGE when it’s in the middle of my craft room floor. This means I’ll have to hurry up and get rid of the big futon and the IKEA chair and put in a nice daybed. (I’ve picked one out at IKEA; I just need to get rid of the futon.)
Here’s the third scarf.
Fabulous, isn’t it?
What should I do next? I’ve three yarn options. The mixed purples would be pillow covers, I think, in a plaid color pattern or something, the green stripes would be an attempt to see how the same stripes work as warp and weft, and the green and yellow cotton would be weft for an attempt at kitchen towels, with crochet cotton as warp.
What do you think?