It is rare that I take a day 'off'. Usually the reason I'm not working is because I'm too sick to get to the studio. But yesterday I didn't go to the studio at all. I had massage in the morning and as usual she asked if I was going to take the rest of the day 'easy'. With every intention of going to the studio I assured her that I would - fingers crossed behind my back, so to speak.
But the day was nasty with near blizzard conditions and it was dark and dreary. I hadn't had a chance to visit with my neighbour for a while so instead of heading to the studio after lunch, I phoned and asked if she felt like a visit. She did, so I went over and we had a long visit getting caught up on the past month (or more) since I'd seen her last.
By the time I got home it was 4 pm and I just didn't feel like doing anything...so I didn't.
Today is a much nicer day, though. The snow stopped after dinner last night and the temperatures dropped bringing a lovely bright sun shiny day today. A quick trip to town for a few minor errands before the weekend and after lunch I fired up the AVL and finished off (sort of) the wound beige bobbins. There might just possibly be enough for one more towel, but I was anxious to see the brown weft, so said to heck with it, and began.
The brown linen slub is just slightly thicker than the natural so I adjusted the pick count from 28 to 26 and I think it's good to go.
It doesn't seem like 28 or 26 picks per inch would make a significant difference over 32, but it does. These are going to go so much more quickly than the singles 20 (or whatever it was) I have been using!
Currently reading In A Dark House by Deborah Crombie