First off, Technical Support came through in a big way. The cabin loom appears to be back in fighting trim. And it's now decked out in festive orange!
|Here we see the old system on the left and the new, hopefully more sturdy system on the right.|
|Another view. Is the orange lurid or funky? Depends on my mood I think.|
|This is a warp using some of the sixteen tons of chenille that came with the loom.|
|I'm not exaggerating by much here. If anyone has a genius idea for using up multiple pounds of chenille, I'm all ears.|
|Not bad for a day and half of work. I think the yarn I'm using is a little big, and this sock is one size fits all ... it might end up being too big even for my giant man-feet.|
Finally, I got some new crochet thread in the mail! I ordered some size 20 and size 30 thread. Size 30 is about as small as you can get. I'm going to attempt my first pineapple doily. I'm stupidly excited at the prospect of working with thread again because I'm a bit of a Thread Addict.
|And even though it was late and I was tired, I couldn't resist getting started. Here are the first four rounds.|
|For comparison purposes. It's pretty tiny thread, and a pretty tiny hook (size 10 steel). Here's hoping my old eyes can cope!|