When I just ignored my worries and worked out the details, I realized that I had about enough for 3 scarves, if I managed my sett properly. The Fanny loom has a nice shed and I find that it tends to be far easier to do more picks per inch than I want. My ancient Artisat is perpetually less picks per inch no matter what tension I have the warp or how hard I beat that darned thing.
|Broken Twill -Bamboo Silk Blend|
And the part about understanding why some weavers like to weave with thick yarns? It took me a few minutes to wind the warp and a couple of hours more to thread the heddles, reed, wind on, balance the tension, wind the bobbins and start weaving. My normal routine for tea towels, shawls and yardage often takes several days.
This afternoon I made a batch of Raspberry jam... the recipe was supposed to yield 8 cups. I got only 5.5, but it's pretty awesome tasting raspberry jam. I've more berries so will whip some more up later. The jam really is that deep, dark ruby red colour! It's beautiful.
I was out grabbing a few forgotten groceries and found myself staring at a bag of whole wheat bread flour. After all, with fresh raspberry jam, one really does need fresh bread! I peeked at it while rising. It's got a little bit more to go before I punch it down and shape it into loaves.