Hee hee, I mentioned all projects but the granny square afghan were on hold. Not!
Yesterday I warped my loom for a sample piece to check yarns and guage for a blanket I want to weave. At only 160 warp threads it seemed a snap compared to the last few warps of several hundred threads. Had it finished by end of day. Today I started weaving and the little sample is almost done at this hour.
The blanket is going to be animal themed. I'm using a series of filet crochet patterns. Multi-colored. Oooh, it's going to be nice I think.
The structure of this weave is called 'summer and winter' and I'm using a technique called 'summer and winter pick-up'. The fabric is reversible. It's absolutely awesome and exciting. In order to weave this sample without a pick-up stick my loom would require over 30 shafts! The pick-up stick allows me to weave it with only 4. So cool! It's a bit of work but like many things, a rhythm develops.