Sunday, September 27, 2009

Weekend Project: An Inauspicious Start

O, here Will I set up my everlasting rest
And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars.
from Romeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare
(or possibly not)

I'm afraid my first set of Christmas gift kitchen towels is off to an inauspicious start... You know the proverb, "Measure twice, cut once?" Well, I did that. I carefully measured twice to make sure that I had a guide thread that was exactly 3 yards long.

Just one tiny problem - the instructions called for 4 yards. And I didn't realize it until I had cut one third of my warp threads to the length of my guide thread. Sigh... :(

I'm working on a waffle weave towel kit, with the color scheme called "Country Classic." Here you can see the full palette on the warping board:

And here's a chain ready for transportation to the loom:

Finally, approximately one-third of the warp threaded through the reed:

The middle third is all green, and then the other side of the towel has the same pattern of stripes that you see here. Getting this project warped is going to be a challenge. Let's just hope that my worst mistake is behind me on this one! ;)

In sewing news, I did hand stitch the facing around the waist band on my (very) pink skirt. I still have to secure the lace more permanently - but hope to be able to wear it to work one day this week. I hope everyone had a great weekend! :)


MD said...

While this would not have fixed your problem, the Ukrainian proverb is "Measure 7 times, cut once". I guess the fabric and thread cost that much more in Ukraine ;-)