For weaving the upfront process of planning is much more involved, due to the fact that most of the yarns need to be mail ordered. I spend hours designing and calculating my warp. I then, carefully select my colors based off of the teeny little thread samples taped onto the color cards. Weaving is much more expensive and it is a lot harder to utilize weaving "stash", therefore it is important to be accurate. This 5/2 pearl cotton will become a project that is half a gift and half for me.