I've gotten moving with the weaving again and I've done about 20 inches so far. I'm putting those pink and green stitch markers you see on the right every five inches. I've found that marking the weaving as I go makes me feel like I'm actually getting somewhere. Theoretically, just rolling the weaving forward should mean the same thing, but there are black holes in knitting (where you just knit and knit and knit and you get no where), so I assume they exist in weaving too. Although, now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever seen one in crochet, so maybe they're just a knitting thing. Does anyone have any idea?
On a completely different note, KayT of the comments yesterday asked about the yarns I use for the mohair loops. The Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe came in a pull skein, ready to knit. The Shibuiknits Silk Cloud comes in a hank and I wind it using my swift and ball winder, the same way I do any other yarn (like Madelinetosh) that needs to be wound. I haven't had any trouble handling the yarn this way and it knits up just fine. I pull from the end in the middle as I knit, but I could just as easily knit from the outside of the ball if necessary. Does this answer your question?