So, the tiger eye shawl is fully warped and is ready to start weaving (samples first, of course 🙂 ), which means it’s time to start prepping the next project. I think it will be overshot, with a 28/2 silk warp and weft, and a 14/2 cashmere or 12/2 silk for the pattern weft, but I haven’t decided on either the pattern or the colors. I am leaning towards white, but am not sure whether white-on-white overshot will show off the pattern appropriately. I may use a pastel color for the pattern weft instead.
The other possibility is to buy some cotton yarn and weave towels. Yes, I have a New Year’s Resolution not to buy more yarn. But I am thinking of Xmas gifts, and I really want to weave either towels or placemats for everyone. For which I would need cotton yarn, cashmere and silk being inappropriate for such things. So…
On the other hand, buying cotton yarn (assuming I don’t break down and buy colored yarn) would mean having to dye it, which in turn would mean having to do some dye triangles to figure out how the colors mix. I am contemplating how to manage this – I may take some of the silk/rayon velvet I have lying around and use it for color samples, or I may buy some cotton velvet or cotton canvas for sampling. I am leaning towards the silk/rayon since I have it, but cotton would probably be more representative of actual results. What the hell. I needed something to do, anyway.
All of which is going to be on hold until AFTER the Davis Double Century…! Two days and counting. I’m excited!