Tuesday, October 26, 2010

All knotted up

No, I haven't stopped weaving, it's knots in the way of progress, not to mention quilts with deadlines and getting ready to go to Quilt Market in a few days, which I'll save for separate posts!

First, the lovely braid of yarn ready for the loom:

Now the knots, which I believe was caused by fuzz on the yarns, but became knots, because I didn't notice early enough, and of course, I tugged it tight before I looked on the other side of the loom (probably wouldn't have happened if I'd had a helper (or anyone just watching the other side).

So, I still have a way to go, before the warp is beamed, let alone threaded and ready to weave, but I'll get there eventually...

Where to go from here?  When I get back from market, and have the time to patiently work on it, I'm going to try to pick it out.  If that doesn't work, my current backup plan is to break the yarn and knot in another length that will be replaced as I weave, in the same way that any broken warp gets replaced (maybe I'll use a different color thread for the temporary warp length, so I don't miss it).  If you have any other ideas, I'd love to hear them.

1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

Patience and a LOT of chocolate! I know the frustration of warping alone! I wish I had a warping buddy-I think the price of a ticket to come and help you so you would come here to help me might be priceless!