I finished unraveling the blank for the first dark panel today, and just love the resulting pirns:
And, after an hour and a half of frustration, I succeeded in getting my $15, designed-t0-work-with-Win-98 printer to print with Windows 7, and moreover to print on a roll of paper as its specs advertised. Â Here is the pattern piece for the collar:
I’m thrilled to find that it works great with any length (not just the 44″ advertised) of paper, and moreover with any width of paper – you just set the dimensions to “user defined” and then print at whatever width you like. Â The more modern printers I’ve looked at don’t do that. Â So I can use 12″ butcher paper rather than the 13″ photo paper it was meant to take, bringing the price down from $1.60/foot to $0.02! Â Now that’sÂ a savings I like!Â The print quality obviously isn’t as good as on paper intended for printing, but since I’m printing line diagrams, I really don’t care.
Plans for today: shop at farmer’s market, weave one dark panel, and work on the Autumn Splendor sewing pattern. Â Tomorrow I hope to weave one more dark panel, finish drafting the sewing pattern in Illustrator, and cut out the muslin. Â That leaves me the rest of the week to weave the final dark panel, overdye the light and dark panels, and sew up the muslin, before I see Sharon next Saturday.
Ambitious, but do-able, I think!