Thanks, everyone. It really is fun to weave. And yesterday I had a revelation. Honestly, sometimes I think I'm even thicker than I know I am.
Weavers go on about being able to weave with anything, like plastic bags, and then get all snooty (well, some do) if you aren't using the "right stuff" -- there's a big thing about hand-spun, hand-dyed, and hand-anything at the moment. Which I support. All extremely useful crafts. And there are times when only worsted wools (for example) will do the job, that's absolutely true. But I'm not going to use expensive stuff while I learn, am I? Anyway, there are some really (inexpensive) zingy acrylic chunky yarns out there just right for experimentation... So, my revelation. I was reading something weavy online where the person "discovered" tapestry wool. You know, comes in skeins made by, oh, Anchor, the stuff we have all used? Got it from a charity shop! Lots of colours! And you could weave with it and it looked good!
Who knew! Fancy that!
At the top of this thread was a learning piece I started and then abandoned because all I had to use was... tapestry wool. HA! I should listen to my instincts, because all I really need to do is wind the skeins and hanks into useful centre-pull balls. And it has lots of colours and isn't hard to get.
Why do we make something difficult out of something a lot simpler?