It was raining steadily this morning; I postponed my morning walk and headed straight to the loom. The white warp was too heavy to be sett at 24 epi, and I planned for this by winding fewer ends and resleyed the reed to 20 epi as well. The final warp at this setting is just a tad wider than the previous warp, even though there are fewer ends.
Weaving in a header of scrap yarn, it is clear that my choice of plain weave for this warp is a good one.
There is such variety of size and texture in the warp, that the plain weave will show it off well. It will also make for a lighter weight fabric. Some of the yarns are a little sticky (that yarn with the rayon pigtails in particular) and will require a little fiddling in the weaving.
The rain has cleared and it is now time for my walk.
The utility crews from yesterday have taken down a number of trees. This one appears to have been healthy, so I assume it was impinging on the powerlines.
My favorite magnolia tree, the one whose blossoms are at eye level, so that I don't have to crawl on my belly or wish I had a stepladder in order to photograph them, is now blooming. They look luscious just after the rain.
This peony beside a mailbox was a tiny bud yesterday. Now look at it!
I wonder where Molly is now. This poster has been up for two weeks. I hope she has been found and they just forgot to take the poster down.