I'm not a big plaid person, although some day I would like to sit down and do some tartan cloth on the loom. It can however wait until the mood strikes. The plaid I am actually referring to is in the blanket. Now I could do the whole thing plaid but I much prefer just the bits at either end with the middle bit just being stripes. I had the foresight to take a picture before I rolled past the plaid part completely. Done in the same sequence as the stripes, yellow, blue, white, dark green and tan. At the other end it will be the same but in reverse, starting with tan.
I also need to say that every time I weave on "Hey Baby" Delta I fall in love all over again. This loom, however expensive it was to buy, is worth its weight in gold to me.
The hardest thing about these triple weave warps (once you are past the threading, sleying and adding the evil slippery fishing line) is getting a nice even beat. One layer builds up while you are weaving another layer and makes it difficult to keep everything perfect, at least for me. Thankfully, I can say the fulling process works wonders in this area and is just as important as all the other steps in weaving a wool blanket.
The pillowcase warp has been started on too, not much done but really it's 5 yards of 20/2 organic natural cotton done at 700 something ends total. It's like measuring thread out. I can't imagine doing something like 60 or 120/2 warp, but I am sure someday I will get to it. For now conquering 20/2 is just fine. ;-)
Not too much else to report, some snow, some rain, some cold temps, some sunshine.
House cleaning was uneventful yesterday ( unless you count a short period of critter terrorizing...) although I would like to say it is SO MUCH easier to clean in the studio without Barbara there. She was a hard loom to clean around and under. The Louets sit high and open allowing for easy vacuum and mopping access. A good and wonderful thing! The Carolyn loom is getting slowly taken apart ( and documented) for shipping cross country. Today is guild meeting so hopefully tomorrow I can get her completely broken down and begin the search for some big boxes.