this post. The warp yarn was spun worsted from 4 oz. of 75% BFL/25% silk top dyed by Black Bunny Fibers, purchased from The Spinning Loft. The two ply yarn was about 26 wpi., so I decided on a sett of about 18 epi for a plain weave fabric.
The weft is a commercial 2 ply raw silk in a dark teal. It was a mill end, so once it's gone there is no more.
It is the first time I've used handspun yarn in a warp, but it certainly won't be the last. I took the unwashed bobbin of yarn to the warping board and wound all of it into 4 different warp chains. I shuffled the warp chains going onto the back beam so if there was variation in the yarns from the start to the end of the bobbin it wouldn't show as a progression across the warp.
To refresh your memory, here are the warp chains:
And for the failure......
Remember the afghan in the last post? Due to a failure to do the math at the outset of the project, I am starting over. I checked the finished size by laying it all out at the half way point and the thing was HUGE. Way too huge to be manageable as an afghan. Since there is plenty of yarn here, I'm not ripping yet, just starting over. Am not sure if this will be a Christmas present or birthday present for ds (his birthday is in January...so it gives me some grace time.)
Parting thought....am I the only one that clicks when "Romney" shows up in my feed reader, expecting to find a sheep or some fleece, only to be disappointed to find a politician at the end of the click?