Thursday, June 29, 2006

Would you look at that!


WOW!


Silk Silk And More Silk! Each ball is 4oz+ and has 500 yards+ on it. Sigh. And there is another 2 pounds the same as the light stuff up in the corner, for dyeing. I also got a pound of silk and wool blend about the same colour. And about 8 pounds of light coloured wool. I am set with silks for a while. But I will never be able to buy like this again. The place where I got this from is going out of business and had an excellent sale. And because they dealt mostly in mill ends, their prices were pretty good any way. Good bye Bill and Carole. You're going to be missed by all of us yarn-a-holics.

On the bright side, more dyeing ahead!

Note to Leigh, The sticks and header is only to spread my warp. The tensioning is all done while I wind on. This warp is a mix of silk and rayon that each have different stretch, so the results should be interesting.

3 comments:

amanda said...

Lucky you! You scored really big -- can't wait to see what you'll do with it.

Leigh said...

Re: sticks and header. Don't you find though that the sticks help with any minute tension differences? I read that in Peggy Osterkamp and found it to be true. I'll be interested in how you like the silk/rayon warp mix.

Way to go on your newly acquired silks! That's my kind of shopping!

Robknits said...

That untangling success was heartening for this new weaver!