Sometimes despite the best of efforts a project ends in disappointment. Such is the case with my most recent warp. Whatever possessed me to think that this:
-- would work okay for warp? I think I was taken in by the pretty, slow colour transition and ignored the fact that a warp must be strong and resist abrasion. I thought with a 70% acrylic, 30% wool composition it couldn't help but be strong. Wrong! It's a SINGLE, which, if I had thought about it, I would have known, weakens the yarn considerably. Upon closer inspection I realize it's also fuzzy so passing through the heddles, and then being worn down by the reed with each beat, it became weaker and weaker until finally the outermost warp threads started to break.
Yup, this one is becoming a beautiful wadding for the garbage can.