Thursday night I decided to make a scarf. It was late and I should have been asleep but I really needed to make something. So I got out the loom and started to figure out how much yarn I would need to make a scarf 6 by 72 inches. Going into the craft room I found a skein of black and orange yarn just sitting there, great contrast for a houndstooth scarf.! So I started measuring out 24 six yard pieces, 12 of each color. Finding the center of the heddle I started warping the loom alternating the colors and making sure the right side started with black. It took two hours to measure and warp the loom. I was so tired I should have stopped there but I wanted to see the pattern and make sure I had it right. So I started it weave and realised that my smallest shuttle was 21 inches. Definite over kill for a six inch scarf. So Lee made me two twelve inch shuttles from an old broken yard stick! I then started to weave the pattern two rows black and then two rows of orange. But something was wrong! In basic weaving there are three setting, up, down and neutral. I couldn't find down! It had been a while since I used this loom but I didn't remember have trouble with down before. So I made my own down with a shed stick and started to weave. After 90 minutes I had gotten quite a lot done. So I went to bed.
Friday morning I was more coherent and realised what was wrong with the down. I wasn't putting the heddle into the right slot. Now I felt really stupid! For non-weavers what I was doing was like driving a car and when I wanted to go into reverse I had set the car in neutral and got out and pushed! I must have been very tired. Friday was spent weaving more slowly because of all the aches cause Thursday night. It took a total of 5.5 hours in total to make the scarf. Here are some pictures.
Lots of fun! But I need to rest! Hopefully I will be able to start another scarf soon!