Frolic was on Saturday, and of the many things I succumbed to that day my favourite acquisition was a pair of new heddles. I bought a 10 and 12 dpi to go with my 7.5 dpi. Tito has named them ‘Not bad’, ‘Crazy Talk’ and ‘Drinking Problem’.
I decided to test drive ‘Crazy Talk’ by warping up a skein of ‘Crabby McHappypants’ from Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock. It’s a palindrome skein, so Tito and I warped it with a slight offset, so the colours would shift across the length of the scarf.
For the weft, I’m using Misti Alpaca lace, and beating it in very loosely. I warped up 16 inches, almost the full width of the loom.
It came off the loom last night, and it’s so amazingly soft, with beautiful drape! It’s rainy and wretched here today, so it’s hard to get good shots, but you can see that the colour shift produced some really fun results.
It’s the perfect thing to wrap around your neck on a day like today. The 10 dent heddle is a total win.