AT THE MOMENT I AM A LITTLE CONFUSED AS TO WEATHER THE DOUBLE-WIDTH DRAFT BELOW IS CORRECT OR NOT, AS I HAVE A MINOR DISASTER ON MY HAND. I WILL GET BACK TO YOU SOON-ISH.
The giftee in question is the little sister of this not-so-wee-any-more boy, and this still-somewhat-wee boy; this is the fourth commission piece for this client, but the last grandchild for now.
This being my first chance to weave something for a wee girl, I wanted to go all out girly and cute, and had in mind something red. After consultation with the client (a.k.a. Nana), we decided on multiple blue-reds in the warp. From there, I had to go with a fluffy white merino weft, and after having received several photos of the said cute little giftee, I had to have hearts. This is the draft.
To convert a draft to a double-width draft, usually I use a tie-up plan. For the first time, though, I converted a lift plan to another lift plan, (my setup requires a lift plan when I weave anyway,) and this proved to be so much easier and quicker, especially if the design is symmetrical.
On to the warp.