That would be the Greensprings Fire & Rescue. The towel warp is wound on. I guess I can move pretty fast when I need to and this isn't a terribly long ,wide or high epi warp.
The trick to this one was winding 3 threads at a time to get the variegated green in the stripes. The color grown cotton I have is a 3/2, little heavier than I usually use at an 8/2 so I was able to take some finer 10/2 I have and triple it for something close in weight. There is a dark spruce green, a light fern green and organic natural in the mix of three. I'm setting it all at 12 epi, 22" in the reed and each towel will be 30" long in a standard waffle weave pattern. Plan B is, if it is too dense, to resley at 10 epi. The warp is about 5 yards long. I'm hoping for 4 towels.
This is a pattern I may want to duplicate in the future just for the fire and rescue. It drove home a couple of points. First is that I am a terrible, and I mean TERRIBLE note taker on my weaving stuff. The second is I much prefer planning a warp and putting it on to actually weaving it. Hence my looms all get stuck with stuff on them. It's not until I am jazzed about some warp I've thought up that stuff begins to move off the looms in progress.
To the first failing, I am going to attach a notebook to each loom and do my very best to at least put the bare bones information in there, or try to grab it for my scribbled doodles I call draft planning. If it's right there I might even be moved to put those important comments about how a structure or a fiber actually worked in the project.
To the second, I'm not sure. I like weaving, I do, but it's the warping and the sense of discovery as the pattern appears that first time which keeps me coming back. I suppose just doing what I've been doing for the time being. Shorter warps. ;-)
No farm news really. I think I know what flew into me the other night. I saw a small owl resting on the fence yesterday morning when I went out. I'll bet you he hangs around because the mice like to make a meal of dropped grain up at the goat paddock.
Maybe a fledgling from this year? I didn't put him in my light for more than enough time to identify it as an owl. I didn't want to scare him, so off the light went while I slowly opened the goat gate, then I turned and left. If he sticks around he'll be of great benefit on the farm.