A few threads broke while winding on, but for the most part, it was quite successful.
Threading it with an 8-shaft pointed draft lent itself to making lovely deep waffles.
One of these ended up on the only wall I have at work that isn't covered in bookshelves. Even just that amount had the effect of softening the acoustics in the room. Here's the detail:
I love the way the long floats became wiggly and distorted the grid in such a playful manner.
Here's the full view:
I then made a series of blankets, either with merino or cashmere wefts, with some waffle features at either end.
The best waffle I made had a marvelous feature yarn, hand-spun from merino tops. I had bought this yarn on the internet and loved the results so much that I got in touch with the people who had spun it, Faith and Alan Stone. Here's the yarn they made:
And this is what I did with it:
Here's the same waffle, in macro view.