One thing I have learned in my life is to be flexible.
The count down is on. My editor arrives on Aug 1. I need as many book projects completed as I can possibly get done before she gets here. Well - that's my arbitrary goal. Because I need goals. I need deadlines. If I don't have them, nothing gets done. Because there are always distractions. Books, mostly, but...
So I got the Take Two warp into the loom yesterday and started weaving that project this morning. And then realized that I wanted to do something for which I had insufficient treadle ties for. Except! I had ordered more and they are actually en route!
Rather than try to cobble something together I switched my plans and started on the next project in the queue. That one only requires four shafts and I have an 'empty' four shaft loom handy. Win!
I also had yarn on hand so I'm working from the stash. Win-Win!
The warp is for scarves and I've wound enough warp to make two. One can be used as a gift for a friend that loves red and black. Because why not?
With my goal of semi-retirement, the focus of my weaving will be shifting. I don't yet know how, or what direction I will go, but production for craft fairs is going to take up less and less of my time and energy in a few years. So gifts for friends will likely be more common.
But right now? Getting the book projects done is top of my to-be-done list.