Woke up in the middle of the night to the moon shining in the window. Just lovely, but then I was Awake. So I worked on the numbers for the shawl I want to weave with this yarn I am making. Thinking about weaving or knitting in the night is so much better than thinking about The Children, or The Parents. Besides, I find it rather soothing.
I think the shawl should be 24 inches wide, and about 84 inches long. Big enough to wrap up in. 8 e.p.i. will make it nice and drapey. That translates into 24 x 8=192 x 3=576. 3 yards will be long enough on the warp to give me the 84 inches and some fringe. Spinning 576 yards of each of the alpaca and merino blend seems doable. I hate it when I plan a project that takes so much spinning I get bored. Not good! I am watching BBC's Middlemarch with this warp, so that keeps me entertained. Although, so far, I am not connecting with any of the characters. Wonder why?