In the last blog post I had just pulled the 2/12 blue Merino wool for a throw. I emptied the cone and there was less than half of what I needed for the throw. So I pulled out a large cone of pretty pink 2/12 Merino wool. After finishing this cone there still wasn’t enough so back to the stash. I pulled out a small cone of dusty rose 2/12 Merino wool. Finally I had enough threads for the throw but the dusty pink cone had such a small amount left on it that I decided to finish the cone and add it the throw. The throw got wider by 2 inches.
The throw was planned to be blue with some random flecks of colour added to it. Well, it now is a pink throw with blue edges. The throw is over 900 threads so it took a lot of heddles and a lot of time to thread.
I got to the end of the threading and I had 20 threads left over! I did a recount of the threads just in case I had miscounted when I was pulling the warp. And it turns out I had miscounted the dusty pink; each section had an extra 10 threads. Back to the computer where I had to rework the threading and re thread. The throw got wider by another 1 inch.
I’m not going to use the blue cotton, it would make the throw too heavy. I’m going to be using this large cone of white 2/24 Merino wool. I’m going to double it so it will be 4/12 which will match the grist of the warp. Here's hoping it works because I'm almost out of options.
Final Garden Photo is a sunny yellow orange blanket flower called Arizona Apricot (Gaillardia aristata) with fall blooming Kaffir Lilies (Hesperantha coccinea ‘Mrs. Hegarty’). The Kaffir Lily is a cousin to the Gladiolus with short spikes of large, brilliant hot pink, star-like flowers and oh so pretty!