Even in the perfect world things do fail. I have been working on this warp to weave a horoscope shawl. I dyed 12 colors, wound up the whole thing, beamed, threaded tied it up and started weaving....hum a couple of threads broke...repair threads, resume. More broken threads. Repair threads, loosen the tension, weave...more broken threads. Stand back and think! I have woven with this yarn.....or have I?
Nope this yarn is not the same! It is from a different batch! I have never woven with it!
Close inspection.....magnifying glass....it does not have enough twist! What was I thinking?! This yarn can not be used for weft!
Recreate the cross. Tie. Wind off. Ship warp to friend. I have to get this thing out of my house and a mail package is better than the trash can. She might be able to turn this into something.
In the mean time I need to:
1. Sell the loom?....... nope I am not a quitter. Plus I have proven that I can actually weave. There are no reports of stuff falling apart yet.....
2. Wind another warp that will work and give me back my weaving spirit.
Lesson learned: yarn is not to be taken for granted.
Every time I think I have made just about every single mistake a weaver can make I come up across a new one.
Step one: chose an appropriate yarn........
I did not even take the time to take a picture. It was pretty.....