Whatever NoBloPoMo means, I made it to the bitter end! Last day, yay. This is not to say I will now give up blogging, but with Christmas only 25 days away, I can promise it won't be a daily thing.
So, the day was spent in the studio yesterday and I'm happy to say that the winding on of the warp is now done. There were some problems at the very end, and I might have lost about a yard, but I sort of felt like Harrison Ford in the sword fight scene in one of the Indiana Jones movies. You know, the one where he gets so frustrated with the swordplay that he just says "screw it" and pulls out his gun. Yeah. Could not deal with any more issues with that warp, so I just cut it off. So, one less towel than planned. Big deal. Moving on.
I'm encouraged that I've started the heddle threading, as uncomfortable as that part of warping is for me. When I start using the bigger loom, I'll be able to move a stool or bench totally inside the loom, but with the little one, I have to put a board across the loom, resting on the side frame pieces. It's tricky getting in and out, a bit precarious, and, well…..HARD on the bum! I can stay there for just so long. But, I'm pleased that I've figured out the threading pattern (furiously knocking on wood), and am moving along pretty nicely. Thankful that it's a fairly small warp, however….426 ends is a lot better than 800! I'm pushing to get that much done today, if it kills me.
I thought for a minute there that I didn't get the heddles in this picture, but I see them now. But here's the best part: as I was picking out pass pairs, I came to the whonky one that I was so worried about and WAS ABLE TO FIX IT! Whew.
Okay, last one of these photos for you, on the last day of this November blogging marathon. Very appropriate that the Amaryllis is now in full bloom, since its progress through the month very often saved my bacon when I had nothing else to say!
There might be a lateral bud still to open, but here she is!
There is a new Amaryllis in the window, just starting to open.