I've had a very productive weekend thus far- I went to a fiber retreat yesterday and managed to finish three more skeins! I'm now at 10 of 52, which means I'm back on schedule.
Skein # 8 is my favorite from the challenge so far. It's 228 yards/4 ounces of squishy goodness which I've named Pocket Money. The original fiber was a smooth art batt from bohoknitterchic, content unknown. I spun it as a lofty single then plied it with metallic copper thread.
I can honestly say that getting started in the realm of weaving is an exercise in frustration. Never before has a crafty pursuit made me feel more stupid or inadequate as the act of warping a loom. It took two days, four people, five books, two websites and a lot of cursing before we actually managed to get the damn thing ready for weaving, and miraculously it did not result in us getting divorced or maiming each other. Infinite thanks again to Dory for helping us understand the process and getting us up and running.
(An aside to all people who might ever consider writing a "how to" on any subject- Complete instructions are appreciated and required for your reader to have any modicum of success. Leaving out very important information like "cut the warp threads now" is simply not acceptable.)
Once the dangerous portion of the adventure in weaving was over we managed to do this:
That's all the craftiness I think I can handle for today, but hopefully I'll check in a bit sooner next time.