I’ve finally started weaving Kathy’s scarves! They are coming out beautifully. Here’s a peek at the first section:
And the second section, just after the phoenixes:
I am weaving these scarves with the weft-dominant side up, mostly because it’s easier to spot errors that way. If I’m lifting 4 of every 5 warp threads, it’s hard to see whether a thread is misbehaving, because so many threads are lifted. If I’m lifting only 1 of 5 warp threads, on the other hand, they’re widely spaced, so a mistake is pretty obvious. (For the weavers, this scarf is woven in 5-end satin, 1-4 vs. 4-1.)
Unfortunately, that means that they are being woven with the prettier side down. Here is a photo of the top side of last week’s samples, to remind you of what the front face looks like:
I think the front face is going to be just beautiful, so I can’t wait to finish the scarves and turn them over!
And, to keep you entertained until the Big Reveal of the finished scarves…here’s Fritz, enjoying a seasonal treat: candy cups.
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