you know that moment when…

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…you look at the last few warp ends you’ve wound and realise that one of them is following its own unique path around the pegs? Or maybe that is just me.

In my defence, it was at the end of a very long day of warp-winding. I was switching colours by using various pegs to anchor the not-in-use-at-this-minute yarns, and I lost the plot somewhere. Then – of course! – I tried to slip the extra warp yarn out of the way, even though it was several ends back in the warp… Well, did I mention it was the end of a long day?

In the end I had to admit defeat and say goodbye to all this:


But now I have this…

lights warp at front

…and this…

lights warp at back

…and I am relieved to report that all the intermediate steps went perfectly according to plan. Then I remembered a potential weft yarn I had forgotten about when I was sampling on my mini-warp, and I tried it, and I liked it a lot, and I may be revising the next part of the plan. I’ll decide tomorrow.

And thank you for all the cushion compliments! I need to make up some more, but I am trifling with thoughts of coordinating buttons instead of getting on with it.

In other random news, the ‘5’ on my laptop is not working reliably. I am wondering how I came to wear out the 5 before the other numbers, when you might think the 1 would be first to go. Must be all those 5s in my Swiss bank account number.

you know that moment when…” was posted by Cally on 25 April 2013 at

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8 Responses

  1. Michelle
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    They are stunning colours. If I was not a good girl, I would use swear words to express how wonderful I think this looks. Please blog with the resultant fabric!
    As ever

  2. Diane I
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    The warp is lovely, and that moment is definetly not just you.

    On the subject of your 5, is yours one of those keyboards where you can lift a key off? Usually, not working is the result of crumbs/hair/dust.

    • Cally
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      Being inclined to ‘destructive testing’ I levered off the key to see whether it was removable… Fortunately it was, but it was also clean as a whistle underneath. Apparently the only part of my house *not* filled with cat hair is my keyboard!

  3. neki rivera
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    glorious warp!
    so you have a swiss bank account too? 🙂

  4. Trapunto
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    This is even more gorgeous than the sample warp! When those colors get to stretch out and breathe together they are amazing, especially the transitions. I love those curvy reflections on the reed in the tie-on picture. One for the slide show on your home page, maybe?

    • Cally
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      Good idea, thanks! I don’t think this warp is ever going to look any better than it does here – seems almost a shame to weave it.

  5. Isabella
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    Looking forward to seeing this one as it progresses, please

  6. Charlotte Engstad
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    The colors are gorgeous! Yes, I know that moment…. I’ve just wound the Warp From Hell, 1400 threads in irregular stripes in 6 different colors (a commission of course). I’ll blog about this later…
    Cheers, Charlotte

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