Fortunately, I was able to finish my latest item on the loom, and to start another one. I'm very lucky to have a man who helps me a lot with my bobbins (actually, he pretty much did all of them, so far...). I think it might have more to do with the fact that he is getting more and more stressed about soon having to either move a warped loom, or face a completely hysterical girlfriend who will not have finished to weave everything before the move than just being nice...but I might be wrong, because he is in fact very nice, supporting and interested in what I try to make.
So the new pattern looks like this:
The reason why the coloured rows are larger than the the ones that are warped is that I'm using a tread that is larger than the warped ones to weave. Why? hum, not really sure, that's what I was told to do by my weaving teacher, who came shopping with me. So everything has been weaved with a 2/8 tread on a 2/16 warp (I may sound like I know what I'm talking about, but I don't so I may well be doing the opposite...).
Anyway, because I only bought the thinnest coloured treads, I need to double them to weave with them. Not a big problem, I went to the Farmers' Circle Hall, where we have a few looms and some other equipment for weaving, and with the help of a more experienced weaver, I made a bobbin with 2 green treads.
That was last Sunday, right before we had a "brunch-o-puces" ("flea-market-brunch"). We invited all members to come for a brunch, and told them that if they wanted to clean their stash closet, it was the right time! So over a dozen of us showed us with treasures to be sold, given or exchanged.
I scored BIG!
First, right on time before a made too many bobbins, someone gave me that:
|no need to double anything anymore!|
|for future thrum objects...|
It's from this web site. I think I was able to make it because the pattern is not written in a very usual way...but it worked for me! Of course, I need to work on my tension, but given that the yarn had no elasticity at all, and that it was the first time I was making doubles (did not get there in my course), I'm pretty happy, and oh, the possibilities I can see ahead of me...
Have a great weekend!