Last week I bought yarn.
This weekend, I got up the courage to wind the warp. I had pondered just how I was going to do that. I didn't want to have to spend any more right now. Not till I have a couple things sorted out anyway and I know better what my new budgetary considerations are. But that did not change the fact that I only had one warping peg. I debated chairs, and all the other usual things, but I wondered if there wasn't a solution that didn't involve the floor.
I perused the internet for solutions but other than build your own to look like a commercial one, and chair legs, there really aren't a lot of options.
And then I saw a person who used spring clamps on a bookcase and that struck me as genius. And a quick perusal of Canadian Tire showed they had packs of spring clamps of varying sizes for sale for $11.49, half of the usual price.
I whipped out and picked up two packs. Total investment at this point, 20 bucks. And that fits today's budget.
Warping was fun. It was rhythmic and relaxing,
almost hypnotic in a way. You had to stay present though, because each wind was a count and each 5 full wraps was an inch of width of finished fabric. Plus, the pegs, while they work well, are a little short. They held 5 inches or 5 groups of 5 of this worsted weight yarn and no more.
When the first one came off the clamps, I wanted to dance. It looked so right! However, that was just 5 inches of the new towels and there needed to be more than that.
And then there was.
For interest I wound 3 sections of 5 inches each of the plain blue. This is some old Cloud Cotton that I have fallen out of love with. The colour,mind, not the yarn. Putting it with the bright ball of mixed greens and blues and white, picks it right up. I might like it yet!
Anyway, that was enough weaving pursuits for yesterday. Today is spinning and something entirely new. But I have no idea what. I have three bobbins empty and it feels like the right time to play!