Yay! Veggie towels have been started!
While winding on the warp, I noticed one thread that didn't seem to be attached into any heddles. Fortunately, I had my heddle sequence correct, I just missed putting that one string into the heddle. So I had to improvise! And this seems to work just fine! I have safety pins holding this make-shift heddle onto the metal bars on the shafts and rubber bands in-between held together by another safety pin where the thread enters. As long as I keep from jostling the warp with the shuttle, the threads don't get caught by the safety pin! That was easy!
I found these enormous cones of 12/2 cotton at the yarn store. The color choices were limited, but they were extremely inexpensive! And it washes up to be SO soft and nice! 12/2 is a fun size to work with. It makes a thinner feeling towel than 8/2. Also, I like how you can use 8/2 as the overshot weft with 12/2 as the tabby. That's what I did with these veggie towels.
When I started weaving them, they didn't look quite right. Then I realized I had my pedals wrong! I had the 1 & 8 switched in my mind. So the designs are weaving on the back. No worries! I am going to leave it for this one towel, and then switch them to be correct for the next one so I can enjoy the designs more while weaving!
They sure are cute!!! I love them SOOO much!! I knew when I first saw them I had to make them!!!