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So much for a nice stretch of purely studio deadlines. Between my mom and both of us, we are having Life Happening.
It started with Doug's surgery to fix an annoying problem, then my putting my back 'out'. Mom is having some health issues and between the three of us we are running around with multiple health related appointments.
After a nasty couple of days I woke pain free this morning and since I'm supposed to walk more than I sit, decided to try weaving on the AVL. The first session wasn't an unqualified success but after icing it and winding a warp it settled down and I was able to finish the first towel.
Warp winding isn't walking as such, but with the constant change of body weight from foot to foot with each pass of the yarn on the board, it mimics walking and I've actually felt much better doing that than sitting. I've managed to wind 5 place mat warps and started storing the weft yarns in the bin with the warp to be woven off later. (foreground stack of bins)
There are still a couple of bags of yarn on the work table which will have to be put away - once my back is feeling better. Carrying heavy stuff really isn't recommended right now.
Oh yes - in case you are wondering how I dealt with the missing 6 threads in the warp...you can just see the 6 replacement tubes dangling off the back of the loom. The rod in the ceiling I use for a valet originally began life for just this sort of thing - hanging repair ends.
I let them down nearly to the floor, then when they get close to the rod I let them down again. I can weave about 1.5 yards before I need to deal with them, which is just about exactly one session worth of weaving.