Well, I certainly didn't accomplish much yesterday. I did finish de-looming and washing my pretty gold/black twill, but that's about all I managed. I blame this neck pain that's been plaguing me since the weekend.






It appears to have survived the delicate cycle in the washing machine OK, though the black parts have gotten much less crisp than they were previously. I think it still looks pretty good, though.

I ended up with about 6 yards of gold and one yard of white. The white is destined to be a bag for my colleague's kid Ty, who raised the sheep that produced the white wool in the fabric. I think it'll be neat for him to have a bag that was made from his own sheep's wool:


I just need to buy/make some wide strapping to go around the edges of the bag and form the handle. (I have the ridiculous urge to tablet weave the band for this bag, even though I KNOW he's a farm kid who won't necessarily CARE if I buy nylon webbing from Joann Fabric instead...)

I need to do some tablet weaving for other projects anyway... Maybe that'll get it out of my system.

I got in an order of something like 8 LBS of pale green and blue wool yarn for more weaving.

If it weren't for the fact that it was INSANELY CHEAP, I'd be somewhat concerned about the fact that the yarn I ordered isn't really the same color it appeared to be on the web-site. The green is much less yellow that it appeared when I ordered it. Clearly these colors do not go together, so I'm trying to decide what to do with them. I could order MORE INSANELY CHEAP wool yarn from the same sale, which will continue until the 25th, OR, I could get some INSANELY CHEAP ROVING in a nice medium gray to spin up as weft. I'm really quite tempted to do both, only I may literally run out of room for string-storage. Plus Siegfried might choke me. Opinions, anyone?

I see yard-goods as gifts for my SCA friends come Christmas Time... Hooray for string! (I need to make myself a string related icon, since that's all I seem to talk about lately...)
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