Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Pick One - Any One
Decided that I'd better hoist myself up out of my chair and get started on something - any thing - so picked something that didn't require any thinking at all - an all white place mat warp. The trampoline I borrowed is to the right of the photo. When I want to use it I set it down on the floor between my 'library' and the Leclerc loom. When I'm not using it I have to tip it up out of the way. Of course that makes it nearly impossible to get to my books, but hey, nothing's perfect!
This is an 11 meter long warp, 15 inches wide made from 2/8 cotton at 20 epi. No, I don't tie every meter. This yarn is quite well behaved - mostly - and I find that two ties along the length are sufficient. The other two ties are the choke tie and counting string.) But I also beam my warps under tension which helps keep wayward threads under control.
And here it is ready to be rough sleyed. I would have finished this except that it's lunch time and my stomach is getting noisy! I'll eat, go to town to mail a couple of parcels, then come back and finish dressing the loom. I'm hoping to get weaving tonight after dinner.
One of my 'problems' is that now that Doug is home all the time I've had to adjust my schedule. Not that we are joined at the hip or anything, but when I was alone in the house I could do what I wanted when I wanted. It's going to take a while to adjust to the new reality and get back into the groove. The fact that I am also exhausted from a busy autumn schedule means that I've been wallowing. Not that there aren't things to do, of course.
So it was time to pick one - any one at all - and just (as Nike says) do it.
Currently reading Master & God by Lindsey Davis - not one of her Falco mystery series so I'm not sure if I'll finish it. But I do enjoy her writing generally and have enjoyed other of her stand alone novels, so we'll see.