Starting work on the mixed orange wool warp. There is a little bit of everything in here,
but it is all wool.
Some hard spun singles, some 2 ply of different weights and some Harrisville Shetland wool which my friend Kris gifted me with earlier this summer.
As is typical of my weaving, I have a vague plan. I know the size and sett and the type of weave. Plain weave for this (I think). Could change to twill, we'll see what strikes me when I get it on the loom. My DH made a pretty good suggestion. Why not make a polar fleece rump rug in orange and do this pretty wool warp as a bright vest to wear when riding. There is some merit to this. Horses are kind of cruddy at times and I sure am not one who feels the need to wash the beast on weekly basis. Rump rugs and saddle blankets live in the barn where they can be exposed to moths, mice and ...well skunks!
Polar fleece is warm, light, durable and very washable. No one will cry if something happens to it. Yes, hair sticks to it, but hair sticks to wool too and I won't be able to really clean the wool in the manner it might need without shrinking or felting it.
So, I dragged this pattern out and I think I'm going to give a whirl with this orange yardage. Either way, I have enough yardage to do the rump rug should I change my mind again. :-)