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30/2 and breaking out of the 'weavers rut'

A little over a year ago I purchased over 10 lbs of tencel/silk blend 30/2 yarn. Yeah, more like thread. Every once in a while I take it out and look at it trying to figure out what in the world I'm going to do with it. Well, I have pretty much decided to give it a whirl.....I mean what can it hurt? I will just be gaining knowledge and experience, right? I have worked with fine thread before but, nothing like this stuff. I have to say that I am a little nervous and was, at first, a little hesitant at learning something new. I have been warned of the 'weaver's rut' and do NOT want to get myself in that category. I posted some questions about the 'weaver's rut' (when you do only what you do because it's the only way:) and working with the 30/2 thread on one of the groups that I belong to to see if anyone would like to help me out with it. Margaret from Heritage Yarns was kind enough to offer to help me out with warping back to front. (Thanks a bunch!!!) Soooooooooooooooo. Here is the first photo....the stuff I'm working with. Now to just get the other project off of the loom so I can start this one. :P
Is this stuff thin or what?!?

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