Friday, August 2, 2013
A Little Respite
My shoulder has been 'bothering' me since my back went 'out' last March. It wasn't helped by my powering through all the scarf warps on the Leclerc Fanny - all that cranking on the handle to bring the warp forward and reset the tension. About 40 times per scarf.
This morning I went to the massage therapist and she decided that digging into my armpit and shoulder was a priority so I realized just how much battering that whole muscle group had been receiving from all that weaving.
And so, even though I'm only half way through warp #35 it seemed like a really good time to turn my attention back to the AVL. At least on that loom I don't have to keep cranking on the handle to bring the warp forward as it has the auto-cloth advance mechanism.
Before I left for Boston I had started threading this warp and had about 3/4's of it done. So this morning I continued to thread. It is almost finished - had to stop and shift heddles about - and I will carry on with this warp until I leave next week. I doubt I'll get it all woven, but you never know. It's only 10 yards, after all. I may very well get it done before Thursday.
I will be picking up more warps from the dyer on my way home and then I'll get back to weaving those when I get home, hopefully before the end of August. I still have a very long list of stuff that really must get done by mid-October when the first sale of the season takes place.