All set up ready to thread - I sit on a small stool, using the tall weaving stool as a desk for my threading draft and pencil to keep track of where I am in the sequence.
Unfortunately I'm a tad math impaired at the best of times, and right now? Well, not exactly the best of times. I've been very distracted and focus has been difficult. Which is a long way of saying I made an essential math error when calculating this threading.
The good news is that I only have to take out 2 inches and re-thread the last 60 ends that I did just before lunch. Well, that's what my math tells me right now. We'll see if I'm any more accurate today than I was yesterday!
However, I can now say that I'm scheduled for surgery next Thursday, Jan. 22. Travel arrangements have been made, hotel room booked. I can still be 'bumped' by an emergency, but they will do me as quickly as they can if that happens.
I have been pretty open about my health issues, partly because I consider the wider weaving community to be a part of my 'family'. When I need encouragement, you give it to me. When I need comforting, I find it amongst you. When I need to hear success stories, you provide them.
So I apologize if I share too much at times. But please know that I value your being there more than I can possibly say.
We leave on Tuesday so my goal from now until then is to finish setting up the AVL with this shawl warp and wind another shawl warp to go onto the small loom. That way both looms will be dressed for when I feel able to get some weaving done.
Mom made a really excellent recovery after her open heart surgery a couple of years ago so I'm hoping for the same for me. With two pretty warps on the looms, there will be lots on incentive for me to get back to weaving. :)