Sometimes it is good to raise yourself above every day concerns and dream of higher things…
Phoebus is not quite the mountaineer that Polly is, but all three of us have something in common: wherever we are, we are looking at the next thing, the one that is a bit higher up.
I have nearly finished my P2P2 projects, so I am thinking about what to do next and the options are a bit overwhelming. There are things I have set myself to do by certain deadlines, but I haven’t quite worked out the sequence I need to follow and I feel tugged in several directions. I have a mountain of yarn on the table in the studio because I keep getting out candidates for projects and not putting them away again — I am afraid that if it is out of sight I will forget about it (quite likely, in fact) and some wonderful dreamed-of thing will be lost forever (perhaps a bit less likely). And every conceivable combination of all this yarn looks like a viable — if unusual — project, but which is the one to go for?
Worse still, I’m ashamed to admit that the yarn mountain is actually covering several woven pieces that have been cut from the loom but haven’t made it through to finished yet. I decided to do something about that this afternoon and have at least washed a couple of scarves. One is felted, but the other needs a twisted fringe so I see a DVD night in my near future.
Currently in most-likely-to-be-on-the-loom-next pole position is something with quite chunky textured yarns in the warp. I need to ask for your collective help with this, because I haven’t used chunky textured yarns on the Megado yet. I have a 6 dpi reed which is the right height but which “belongs” to a small table loom so it is much narrower than the Megado. I can’t see any reason not to centre it in the beater and use it for a narrow warp, but am I missing something? Is it likely to give me any problems? The 6 dpi reed is 12″ and my loom has a weaving width of 27″ so that would be an empty 7½” on either side.
I’m getting a bit tired of the thinking stage. I want to make some decisions so I can get on with doing.