Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Last of the Zig Zag Afghans

I think this is it for the Christmas twill afghans.

For now at least. I think I am least satisfied with this one, mostly because I beat in the weft rather inconsistently. The evidence of this is seen in the stripiness.

As you can see, one side has predominant blue warp zig zags, the other, white weft zig zags. I was pretty random with the treadling and simply changed direction when I felt like it.

Particulars for the project:
Red Heart acrylic worsted weight knitting yarn
Sett 8 ends per inch
Straight twill threading
352 warp ends
44 inch width in reed, 37 inch completed project width
60 inches long excluding fringe

Now that I have the series of afghans done, it is time to redirect my weaving energies. In November, Stacey Harvey Brown will be teaching an Advancing Twills class for the Online Guild. I am definitely planning to participate in that. So that gives me all of October to work on something else. What will it be? I'm not sure! I'll let you know as soon as I figure it out. :)

Related Post:
Twills - The Basics

9 comments:

  1. I love that you changed directions when you felt like it!

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  2. It's beautiful, I wonder if I'll ever be able to do something that great.

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  3. I'm sort of sad to see the end of the afghans...I've enjoyed watching them come off the loom! Nice work, even if it's not your favorite.

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  4. You sure are going to make some lucky people very proud and happy with their beautiful afghans.

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  5. I especially appreciate your comments about what works and what doesn't work. Due to lack of time and contacts, I'm sucking up your experiences and hoping to make good with them on my own projects. I'm expecting to get some free time, any day now...

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  6. I'd like to find out from Sharon what "free time" is and how you get some of it - LOL - seems like there are never enough hours in a day, huh?

    Your afghan is lovely - someone will be very lucky tofind that under their tree for Christmas.

    That must have given you a real fright to have CatZee take off like that - I'm glad everything turned out OK. :-) T.

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  7. This comment about using Linux for running WeavePoint software differs slightly from a comment posted 2 days ago.

    It IS POSSIBLE to run WeavePoint software with Linux!
    Based on your comments about Linux, it's clear that you have limited computer knowledge. Most likely you tried to use "WINE" which is a recursive acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator". This is difficult for most novices. Since people read your blogs for advice, this matter needs to be rectified. So, this is how you can correct your statements:

    1. Use Ubuntu version 7.10. DO NOT USE LATER VERSIONS. They can't be made to work compatibly yet.
    2. Install "Crossover Linux". Just run the setup, no configuration required. See this site: http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxlinux/
    The professional version offers one year of support if you get stuck.
    This program allows most Windows applications to run seamlessly within Linux, including MS Office, Adobe, Quicken, and Lotus.
    I have found only two apps that don't work, Solidworks 2007 and Labview 8.5.
    3. Install WeavePoint, just as you would with Windows. Double click on the WeavePoint setup file and crossover will do the rest. It took me 6 minutes and
    I was working in WeavePoint with FULL functionality.

    I would like to add the Arahweave costs about $1,000. WeavePoint, also a professional program, only costs about $370. AVL in Chico sells that program. Just go to their site to download a trial version.

    The website for Codeweavers was just given in the previous comment. From that site, you can purchase professional Crossover. It costs $65, and it works wonders.

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  8. Thanks again Diane. Currently I am using Ubuntu 7.04, so will have to upgrade first to 7.10. Then I will take a serious look into Crossover and WeavePoint.

    The fully functional demo version of ArahWeave was wonderful, except that I don't have a dobby loom. So I definitely need to use something else.

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