Wove about 6″ of the sample for the huck lace shawl yesterday:
- The end-feed shuttle is FANTASTIC. Together with a pair of simple, easy-to-make, CHEAP paperclip temples, it’s giving me virtually no draw-in and one fantastic selvage. (The other one is kind of ragged, but I’m working on it. I’m tightening up the tension on the end-feed shuttle and watching the edge carefully.)
- As I suspected, the shawl is beautiful and elegant but also very, very unforgiving of mistakes. Every uneven beat, doubled thread, minor skip, etc. shows up glaringly obviously. I am going to have to watch this really closely. Probably a good thing for me, all told: it will improve my technique immensely. I take some comfort from the fact that, at a three-foot distance, probably nobody will be able to see the flaws but me.
- I’m glad I’m weaving two shawls. I have the feeling that the second is going to be much, much better than the first.
Tonight I’m going off to Calaveras County (a 2.5 hour drive from San Francisco) to prep for the Sierra Century; Saturday I’ll be riding the Sierra Century and Sunday I’ll be riding the Sequoia Century, so my next weaving time will probably be late Sunday or sometime on Monday. But I’m glad I sneaked a little weaving time in!