Friday, February 5, 2010


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

At least it sure feels like it does.  I had run out of yarn and so dyed some more. I figured roughly how much more I needed and dyed the yarn.  

I should never never never trust calculations I make in my head.

I had calculated roughly 500 more yards.  Using my head.

This time I decided to use a calculator.  Using a calculator shows I need a minimum of 935 more yards.  That means I probably needed to have dyed roughly 1800 yards.  Not 500 yards…..

So now I  have to cone off another white skein, then from the cone wind a skein for dyeing and then dye.

I do have some more colors I want to dye for weft, so I will make the calculations for that and dye them at the same time. 

Red violet weft yarn I am looking for red-violet weft yarns that are brighter than those that I have dyed.  To the left is an example of the brightest.  Deep and rich, which I like, but I also would like some brighter versions.  Not psychedelic.  Just brighter.

That might finish my dyeing for this piece.  Unless I decide to use tabby.  Then more dyeing.

Next week is a terrible time to find a block of time to dye in.  I do NOT want to wait another week before I can start getting this warp on the loom!


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My Warping Board Eats Yarn” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on February 5, 2010. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Dave Daniels said...

a new weaver, I can't tell you how many times I've miscalculated. I now use a notebook, calculator and pencil for EVERY project. Here's hoping you get the warp on the loom soon!

Peg in South Carolina said...

I'm going to try, Eave!