These are the stash buster towels. I have five pairs of colors and I'm lifting the colors alternately in harnesses 1 and 3, then 2 and 4, and I discovered that even when I put the same pairs together in the warp, they will still be different colors when I weave them. From now on when I do Hit or Miss like this, I'm using an odd number of pairs.
I'm going to try to illustrate what I mean. This is all the threads.
Here I've lifted harnesses 2 and 4.
After I had started winding the warp sections, I changed my mind and moved them around. I've decided that each color block is going to be its own bout in the future, in case I change my mind, so I don't have to do this again.
Originally I had placed the two red and orange blocks in the center and realized that simply wasn't going to work. I like how you can change up your colors when you warp from the front and posted this picture in my Facebook studio page.
Here's the set of six though in the future, I think I'll make it a set of four.
Speaking of color, my color cards from Kelbourne Woolens arrived this week. The gorgeous yarns are a blend of merino wool, baby llama, silk and linen. Each skein is 545 yards and weighs 100 grams. I need to calculate how many yards are in a pound so I can figure out the sett. I get ten skeins from this collection so once I have the sett I'll be able to figure out what kind of yardage I can get. Oh boy, this is like "If the train leaves the station in Duluth, traveling south at 50 mph...." Math makes my brain ache.