Finished Woven Object. What do you know? Weaving, at least plain weave, is faster than knitting.
About 20"x 59", excluding fringe, just shy of 300 grams. All hand spun yarn, 7.5 dpi reed. I'm learning all this new weaving lingo. While there is room for improvement, overall I'm pleased with the results. My tension along the edges was pretty bad at the beginning, I was worried about it being too tight and pulling in too much, so I kept it loose. Real loose. It looks like this;
I went to the Ashford website and watched a video about warping and weaving on a rigid heddle (heehee, my spell checker doesn't think heddle is a real word) loom. There was a brief part about getting the edge tension right, so after I watched the video, the edges of the shawl started looking like this;
Most of the brown yarn is a 50/50 alpaca silk blend, my second ever spinning project. Seems fitting it ended up in my first weaving project. The blue yarn is a merino/seacel blend and then I tossed in some odd ball bits, a fine alpaca (not so fine, really, but that's how it was labled) in brown, and some darker brown wool.
Now to decide on my next project.