Monday was so pretty that I finished up weaving after lunch and went outside to read. Usually by this time of day the wind has come up, but it was perfect - or not, considering it's March.
I have wanted to weave blocks of color using turned taquete since Marie Houk posted about them last year in the Facebook group, 4-Shaft Weaving. The hold-up was that I needed to order yarn but shipping is so expensive that I refrained until I knew exactly what I wanted to order. Now I'm ready and these are the six colors I've selected.
I got nervous, feeling that there wasn't enough variation between the colors so wound a section of warp using two lighter colors - big mistake. I knew instantly when I stepped back to evaluate my selections that it was wrong. The offending section is in the trash and fortunately it's only a four-yarn warp.
I wove the first towel in gold. I don't know why with all the brilliant jewel tones I would have picked the meekest color and I don't like it. I'm much happier with the strawberry in the second towel. This is completely experimental. I'm figuring out what I'm doing as I go along. They're going to be smaller than I like so I'll revisit the size of the blocks on the next set. The squares are 2" and the strips are 1/2" and maybe I'll just make the blocks 2.25" next time so I can make the towels wider and longer.
I'm weaving a couple more huck-lace scarves on Arthur, this time in 8/2 Tencel. Changing tie-up is no fun so I've decided to use this tie-up again and some more. It's really so much prettier in the 16/2 bamboo that I'll do that again too. I find huck lace is really easy to weave and keep track of where I am. I'll have to order the yarn so I'm trying to think of something - anything - I might need to knock down the price of shipping for one small tube of yarn.
Nothing pleases Maddie more than when I stop doing stuff and start reading because she's a bibliocat. We like our afternoon ritual.