Monday, December 12, 2005

Breakthrough!

I swore to myself that I would sit my ass down this weekend and attend to the weaving project that had paralyzed me so badly. I'd gotten some good advice from my weaving list on what the problem was (different tension on the problem area which required that section to be manually tightened up--such an easy solution for a problem that had me stopped in my tracks), so it was just a matter of forging ahead.

And I'm happy to say that, after many broken threads and MUCH swearing , I finished the blasted thing last night. I took it off the loom and literally threw it across the room--I couldn't look at it one more second. But this morning I sucked it up and gave it a good washing with much agitation, in hopes of getting all those loose threads to line up correctly. We'll see how it looks when I get home from work tonight. And I even spent a couple of hours last night winding on the warp of the last weaving project I need to do before Christmas. It'll be a stretch, but I think I can do it.

No photos until after Christmas. No peeking!!

I will start working on Christmas '06 in January. I will.

2 comments:

ladylinoleum said...

Awww, no pics??? Bummer. Hey, I miss weaving solely due to reading your blog despite your current weaving trials and tribulations. Too bad I don't have room for a floor loom.

Shera said...

M - yeah, me too - - maybe February, though, Jan is busy iwth work travel, and I think I'll need one month to recover! I'll check in with you on 'christmas through the year' if you'll check in with me..... :)