back to the Fanny and warping valet
warp wound of two 2/8 cotton with one strand of variegated cotton flake
ready to transfer the cross - the lease sticks aren't going anywhere so long as tension is kept on the warp
In spite of a whole lot of distractions I did manage to rough sley, beam and begin threading the warp with the second cone of Lynn's yarn.
But distractions abound! There have been so many that I completely lost track of the upcoming holiday season and realized we had not booked reservations at the one restaurant in town that actually does a Christmas dinner. It looks like they might be full, so now I have to scramble for an alternative. Cooking here at the house is not attractive, and mom isn't all that interested in doing a big family meal either. So, not sure what we'll do.
Also realized that it is just 3 weeks until I leave for NC - and still no paperwork from the school. It's probably stuck in the holiday mail but I'm feeling antsy about booking my tickets. By the time I realized that, they were closed for the day so I just sent an email asking for the class list by email so I can contact the students.
It also means that I'd better hurry up and book our tickets.
Tomorrow Doug will beam a warp onto the AVL. My afternoon tomorrow is 'shot' with a badly needed massage treatment followed by a tune up with the chiropractor. My back has not been happy threading today, but I'm about 2/3's of the way through and still hoping to at least start weaving tonight to see how the cloth looks in terms of quality.
I still have the 'experiment' to do for Handwoven, a short article to write up in addition to the experiment notes, prepare class handouts for the Block Weaves workshop and pull the yarns for the warps. It's looking like I may have to send them by Expresspost (expensive!) in order for them to get there in time. I won't be able to fit it all into my carry on suitcase. Oh well!
There are other things lurking in the background, too, but they haven't gone critical - yet. This year is slip sliding away - and so is my time to get things done....