Friday, January 20, 2012

Dangerous Distractions

We all know (or should) that driving while distracted is dangerous.

Turns out trying to dress the loom while distracted is also dangerous.

I found myself this afternoon fighting procrastination plus a high level of distraction while dressing the loom with the next place mat warp.

With 2/3's of the warp beamed, I had a moment of extreme distraction and suddenly my lease sticks were no longer holding the cross.

Now this isn't terminal for me because I rough sley the reed - it's just very annoying!

Deciding that I was near enough the end it should not matter (famous last words, those that include 'should') I carried on beaming the rest of the warp and then picked up the cross again from the reed.

Now I have a 4 by 4 cross rather than a 2 x 2 cross, but since I was going to be threading this warp with the colours randomly in the heddles, this should (there's that word again) not make much of a difference.

So what is distracting me?  A list too long to mention - some of it good, some of it not so much, some of it just puzzling, needing to be straightened out at some point, some of it planning for my trip away in March.  Still no word on mom's surgical date and at this rate it may all happen while I'm out of town so I need to make some arrangements regarding care for her - home nurse, personal hygiene, meals and light housekeeping and so on.  And rely heavily on my dear sweet husband to pick up the slack for me if necessary.


Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Well, now I don't feel so bad! If an expert can make that mistake , then I'm in good company :o) I made one similar today and couldn't brag I had gotten thus far :o(

Laura said...

No one is immune! Unfortunately. :}
Weaving just keeps on with the humbility lessons....


Kerstin på Spinnhuset said...

... and now you all know why Swedes (and some others!) always use a rough-sleyed reed, instead of an (usually) coarser raddle...

(Yes, I've done it, too)

Cindy said...

It must just be the day. I just spent 30 minutes trying to figure out where I left off on the Newcomb ( and i'm usually pretty anal about stopping at the end of a sequence) only to find out that I was looking at the wrong treadling cheat sheet. Sooo.....step away fom the loom.....have another I will try again.