I had lots of time to work on threading the loom today, the result being the throw is now fully warped and waiting for the shuttle to start flying. That, plus I need to keep spinning more yarn for it.
This warp is the full width of my loom: 45". After eyeballing it this evening I realized that the colors don't come out even on each side so I'm going to remove the rightmost 20-something warp threads. That will create a balanced pattern. So the throw will be a tad less wide than I planned, but not much: a couple of inches.
Here is the loom all warped up:
(See the two pelargoniums in the background? They were given to me this week by a co-worker who picked them up from one of the lower Manhattan development organizations. They were giving away 4,000 plants! I'm pretty sure these are the pelargoniums that were planted in Bowling Green this summer. The blossoms are a deep red color.)
I came up with a nifty (to me) system yesterday while threading my loom, and it is a real time saver. I was so excited about it I decided to make a short movie, and here it is:
Keeping warp threads tidy while threading the heddles