Feels good to have a new project on the floor loom. Did the slaying (pulling the ends through the reed) this morning. Only 156 ends, so it didn't take long. ;-)
In the Christmas season, "slaying" (not sleighing) takes on special meaning for someone who weaves. I'm sure someone has done a weaver's version of Jingle Bells.
This was a kit from the Yarn Barn of Kansas. I worked up the warp Saturday morning -- It didn't take long with only 156 ends at 3.5 yards. My friend Lynda came in the afternoon to help warp the loom. It didn't take long to thread the heddles either, with so many fewer ends.
This part also makes me thing of stringed instruments -- harps or pianos -- Like I should be able to play music on this "instrument."
It's so thick, I was worried we might not be able to use my standard steel heddles, but I think they'll work just fine.
I loaded up one of my ski shuttles in preparation for weaving.
Here's the pattern from the kit purchased through The Yarn Barn of Kansas.
I expect this to weave up very quickly. Soon I'll have a lovely warm winter blanket to snuggle down with!