When I opened my project notebook to put in the weaving completion date I burst out laughing. I started this project on my birthday in 2007. All I have left now is the finishing. The selvedges are not that pretty. The original pattern was for a lined pocket scarf, so there was no floating warp thread. I am trying to decide if I just want to hem all the edges, bind them with ribbon, or line the shawl. I don't think that I want to line the shawl, as I really love both sides of shadow weave structures. So it will either be a hem or ribbon binding. And beads. I think I will embellish with beads and do beaded fringe.
I am amazed at how excited I am about finishing the weaving on this shawl, and how eager I am to start another project. This is the same kind of exultation that I felt when I first started weaving 5 years ago, and it is nice to know that it hasn't diminished. It has only been sleeping.
Pattern: Me and My Shadows - shadow-weave scarf by June Rogovin from Handwoven May/June 2004
Yarn: JaggerSpun Zephyr 18/2 wool/silk in plum and lilax
Reed: 12 dent
Warp: 24 epi
Weft: 24 ppi