Sounds like everyone has managed to get their project started and that's great.
I must be honest and report that I was unable to even warp my loom because of the other commitments and medical appointments that ate up too many days this month. I have learned so much from all the projects and comments posted here and the learning doesn't have to stop here.
My progress is this: I have the yarn and calculated the warp (love the weavolution warp calculator HERE). Next, I will finish the scarf on my 8 shaft Julia loom and get warped up. My goal to is finish a double weave scarf/shawl before the end of the year. All my holiday weaving is almost done so this should be a realistic goal. I will continue to post further progress in this group. No reason to end it because the Halloweave contest is over.
I am looking forward to hearing progress reports from others. Please share.
I managed to finish
my double weave sampler wall hanging. I think it took me longer to weave in loose ends and twist the fringe than it did to weave it in the first place. I am pretty pleased with the results.Still need to figure out a better hanging system but other than that. It really makes me want to explore more doubel weave possibilities on the rigid heddle. I posted new photos on the project page last night. Thanks to everyone for their encouragement and comments.
Tina, Congrats, your project
still weaving - now it is crunch time
I am still weaving on this project. Just posted the photo I took when I started. I had no idea that it was going to be so slow. Whenever I am throwing a pick on the bottom layer, I have to be really careful to avoid floats (and I dont know if I have been 100% successful) because that last shaft does not stay down. I wish I had my countermarche loom working because that would be a better choice - no floating shafts.
I finished my runner today. Almost - I know my calculations were correct for yardage needed, but I ran out of my dark color - I planned on a 72" runner, managed a little more than 50". I cant bring myself to waste the rest of the warp after threading 494 ends, so I will be weaving another runner (or something if it is too short to be a runner) with whatever yarn I can find here that will work with both colors in my warp. It means having to wait to see the bottom layer - I really do want to see how I did.
I probably should have chosen a simpler project for my first doubleweave, but I never do things the easy way. I am so glad that I participated in the Halloweave challenge. If I hadnt, I dont know when I would have given this a try.
Wild warp done, pickup stick done, following draft in progress
I'm excited that I finished the pickup stick placemats today! The wild warp friendship scarves have been done for a couple weeks, and with the help of Weavolution friends, I've made leaps and bounds in my following a draft project -- I'm at 36" so about halfway, but I've fulfilled my dare to myself, as I'm really comfortable following a draft now. I was really pushing myself to finish -- making myself stressed even -- when I read a post about "enjoying the moment while weaving." Instead of worrying I might fail to complete my challenge, I realized I have already achieved success by facing my fears and overcoming them. Happy Halloweave everyone!