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15 April 2009 @ 12:59 am
Warped and Woolens  
Tonight, mightyjesse  and I finally conquered the loom and finished the warping of my first project (more narrow projects from here on out, I swear...) I did discover a little hitch with the tie up of one of the harnesses, but I fixed it with a stick! That's right, I shimmed my loom. ;p I can fix it properly when I don't have a big fat project on it. However, by the time we were done with the warping, I wasn't up for more than about ten rows of weaving, just enough to prove that it was warped up correctly. The rest will wait until tomorrow when will I have a less ungainly shuttle...

In other woolen news, I found a source for thick, 100% Merino wool throws in red, white, or navy... for $3.50 each! They are advertised as 40"x60" but the one I measured was closer to 44"x58" (including the fringe) with the fringe on the two short sides. Two will make a tunic for someone my size or smaller, three to make a tunic or viking coat with a contrast trim. With the unsightly serged edging cut off (and possibly replaced with a decorative stitch? ;) I'll show you...), they would do as a great ready-made brat. Remember - summer may be coming, but night at war is pretty damn chilly! I think the white ones will dye up nicely too...

Navy, white, and red. The red is fully opened. The silver stripe on the white blanket is an 18" ruler. I'll have them at practice if you want to better see the colors or feel them.

I'm putting in a mass order on Thursday AM, let me know if you want in by midnight on Wednesday night. Shipping should be about $0.50 (depending on the number ordered), so the final cost should be about $4 each.

Current Mood: deviousdevious
Kathrinnewperspectives on April 15th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
When you say "thick", how thick do you mean?

I will likely want in on this, but need to do some calculations!
eithni: greeneithni on April 15th, 2009 06:43 am (UTC)
Um... Fuzzy, without being too furry, just under 1/8th inch thick? Not super-tightly woven, but a pretty substantial twill, I think a 2/2, but I didn't look at it too closely.
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Jurgen Göttsfürböterjurgenzuvols on April 15th, 2009 11:24 am (UTC)
Congratz on the warping. sounds like you are ready to go!

I want three white merino wool rugs. I guess we'll have to figure out a way to get them to me... or maybe you can share your source, so we could put together an order for those of us in the D.C. area.

eithni: peekabooeithni on April 15th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
Sorry for not being clear - they are blankets, not rugs. They're just on the floor for the photo op.

Still interested?
(no subject) - jurgenzuvols on April 16th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Ernesto Maldonadoiarroganti on April 15th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
I would like to order 3 or each. I can have money for you at Coronation, or pass it on through any Jara fencers who will be at Provost this weekend.
eithni: jumpingeithni on April 16th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
eithni: greeneithni on April 16th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
Oh, and payment at Crown is just fine. I should have the blankets by then too.
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missdoommissdoom on April 15th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
Can I get 3 navy for myself and 2 red for Aethelfaed (Jessica).

When do you think you will get the order in?

I will be at Crown so I can pay you then if that works.
eithni: jumpingeithni on April 16th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)

The "sample" order I got last week took less than a week. I can have them in SooFoo next weekend or at Crown.
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katrionans: loomkatrionans on April 15th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yay, weaving!!! Always a good thing!

Ohh, me, me, me! Although I can bet that my kids will steal them from me. Hmmm... 2 of each? No, just one white. And even $20.

eithni: jumpingeithni on April 16th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)

I'll see you at Crown!
Miss Katzarhooie on April 15th, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
Hmm... I'd like a white one.
eithni: jumpingeithni on April 16th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Eyja: *sigh*eyja on April 17th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
DAMN!!!!!! I'm too late to order aren't I? >.
eithni: backliteithni on April 17th, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
I did order a few extra. Whatcha want?
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