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Another finished scarf, an idea, and yarn

Finally, at two am, I finished the scarf on Aeryn. Lots of mistakes there. For one thing, one of the two pink sections is longer than the other, when they should have been the same size, and overall, the scarf is much shorter than I had originally planned for it to be.

Peg loom scarf

Despite the mistakes, I will proudly wear this scarf anyway. It’s my first one, and I had fun making it. I’ve already got Aeryn re-warped for a scarf for hubby. More masculine colors, of course. I chose a tan and an eggshell for him. Earth colors, without being overwhelmingly male. There is no doubt in my mind that he would prefer black or some other dark color, which is exactly why I didn’t choose to do that. He has so many clothes in dark shades already. Outside at night, you can barely see him. So lighter colors for him.

I’ve been toying with an idea for Chiana too. One of the things I don’t like about the scarf I just finished (aside from the previously mentioned mistakes) is that there isn’t much fringe. The warp strings being the fringe, in a thirteen peg warp, there are only 26 strands of fringe.  I like fringe.
When I warped Chiana before, just to see how a weave would look on her, part of the reason it looked so horrible was the fact that the warp was too thin for the weft to really embrace. Chiana’s pegs have holes big enough to accomodate several strands of yarn each. It might be interesting to play around and figure out how many strands each peg can contain, and see how the same yarn weaves around a thicker set of warp strands. It might look awesome. It might not. Either way, it’s an excuse to shop for yarn to add to my stash, which is regrettably small as yet.
Right now my stash mainly consists of a few skeins of acrylic yarns. There are so many beautiful hand-spun, hand-dyed yarns out there, of merino and alpaca and all kinds of other fibers, but none of them are as cheap as acrylic. I’m reluctant to buy more expensive yarns to just practice with. That’s what the acrylic is for: practice. It’s cheap enough that if half a skein gets tangled to the point that it would be less trouble to toss it out, I’m only out about $3, rather than the $15-20 it would be of the more expensive stuff. But I’ve already got tons of the expensive stuff on my favorite’s list at Etsy!

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