That’s how long this baby is:
It was a close race, but I ran out of weft before running out of either warp or time. I’m estimating I have maybe eighteen inches of weavable warp left – not enough to do anything with, really, so I may just cut it off.
Or I may not. Some stubborn little bit of me wants to weave off the entire warp, and just find some other use for that last eighteen inches. After all, I’ve been weaving this warp for eight and a half months now – what’s a day or two more? And what a warp – 37 yards of 60/2 silk. Never again! So I want to make the most of what’s left. But I haven’t figured out what, yet, and I really need to cut off and prep the already-woven fabric for the CNCH yardage show.
(I feel a bit like my friend who did her first century bicycle ride (a hundred miles in one day), and discovered the route organizers had made the route a little too short – half a mile too short, to be exact. So she rode around in circles in the parking lot until her bike odometer finally tripped over 100 miles. I feel just like that – if I’m going to do my longest warp ever, dammit, I want to do the entire thing! Silly? Yes. But understandable, I hope!)
Perhaps I’ll weave samples for the Helen Pope Special Sample Service at CNCH. That would be a fine use for 18″ of warp, and would use it up nicely. I figure I can do that in a day or two, if I’m quick.
Cassandra Nancy Lea says
there is always a way to make a gorgeous little purse