You may remember a similar picture last year right about this time.......and it did not have a good ending.....sigh.
A year later with a new loom, I think we may have a better outcome.
I wish that I had more time to play with my looms, so that every time I put a new warp on, it wasn't such a scary adventure. I am definitely going to make time this winter to put on short narrow warps numerous times, so that this process becomes a bit more comfortable for me.
Spending a little time each day this week, I have worked on getting this warp on my loom for the fair. I wanted to take my time to check and re~check myself so that I didn't face the same fiasco I did last year.......warping at the fair.....eek!
So far everything looks good. I did have a few threading errors, that I caught when I recounted and a few heddle errors that had my wire cutters performing heddle surgery, but other than that...........fingers are crossed for smooth weaving!
You would be surprised at how many men who come through the fiber building used to be weavers in the old mills in Maine and so many of them are always willing to help if I get in a jam. I met ALL of the helpful types last year as I was in a jam all week....ey yi yi!
I have had fun this week playing with new colors. Looking ahead to the Utah yarns, I have done some serious playing. As I told another fiber friend this week, it's like having permission to fingerpaint.
Not all colors work, but when they do, it is so much fun! All of the sock yarn for the fair has been dyed and labeled and the lace is drying, so tomorrow hopefully will be the day for dyeing rovings. Hopefully again (have you noticed how much hoping I am doing....) the rain will clear out so that the wool will dry. There was no wool drying this afternoon. Rain, rain and more rain, but rain that is desperately needed here, so we won't complain too much.
No Walking This Week.......
Ashley (my girl who wants to have fun...) moved Monday to her new place. This is her first year out of college and really on her own, however, she will still be staying with us once a week while she works at her gardening job here thru November.......so it will be a nice transition for her.
See that Cupola at the top of this renovated Grist Mill............that is where she lives (that and the 2 floors below it). Brian moved in about a month ago, so they are pretty well settled in. We had to bring up a chest of drawers today for Ash, and this was the first time we actually got a chance to see the new place.........and what a place it is!
These are the views from her living room and the little room up in the cupola........just beautiful! It makes a mom so happy to see one of her little fledglings live in such beauty!