The scarf itself was disappointing in parts but the whole turned out to me my favorite of the three. The twill is not apparent until you hit just the right angle and light, partly due to the texture of the yarn and partly due to the sett. The gorilla part tamed down quite a bit. Weaving it was challenging because the three yarns had totally different give and the pattern was different for each. There is a brown mohair in there and a black mohair, different manufacturers and totally different in structure and feel. I don't think I will ever use the
Kidsilk Haze again for warp, although it is a beautiful yarn. The dogs have been running around with fuzzy black shed stuck on their noses. The stuff is
all over the loom room.
I will however be working with mohair again. For right now, there is something magical in such a light open structure. I love that it comes off the loom with substance but next to nothing in weight. Like a big sturdy cobweb. Artists are know for their blue period and such, so I'm feeling it's okay to have my Mohair Period. :-)
The painting goes on. This is a big room, the biggest in the house actually and I want to know what fool (that would be me) designed it with 2 windows, 1 skylight and 4 doors. I managed to get all the primer on and the first coat of
paint. The second coat will go on tomorrow and then finally, the pay off, painting the walls in their new color. The room is a medium dove grey at present, and it is a lovely color, but it's time for something lighter and brighter for this dark north facing room.
This third picture shows the last two scarves, some BFL wool I spun up and Gene's favorite hat I knit him last winter. It was sitting on the chest so I figured why not throw it in there. It's my one item of true color knitting. I really should make more. I enjoyed it and the book the pattern came out of ( 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit by A. Zilboorg) has many, many fantastic hats
to choose from.