I have begun weaving the first four inches of the scarf. Not bad progress despite the slowness of the weaving.
WEAVING WITH PIRNS
I have learned that with these fine threads and the frequent changing of colors, it is difficult to use end-feed-shuttles. Actually, the easiest way to weave seems to be simply using the pirn itself without the shuttle. I can easily move the pirn through the shed from one hand to the other.
Using a bare pirn, moreover, certainly beats continually changing the pirns in the shuttles!
LETTING THE WEFT YARN SLIDE
I have also figured out how to hold the thread on the pirn after it emerges so that the yarn slides from the pirn into the just woven fabric as the beater closes. The end feed shuttle does this automatically, assuming, of course, that I hold my shuttle near the shafts. But using a bare pirn, I have to do this manually.