One Crazy Fiber Lady

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December 31st, 2008 · 9 Comments

I guess I was wrong yesterday, I can get one more post in this year.  As I hoped last night, I was able to get the loom fully dressed and ready for weaving.  Here it is:

And a close up view of the warp threads:

I can’t wait to begin weaving! ¬†Guess you know how I’ll be spending the last few hours of 2008. ¬†I’m planning on doing a plain twill weave. ¬†I added extra when calculating the warp length to allow for sampling. ¬†

Murphy’s Law was in full play last night. ¬†I spent about 30 minutes hunting around the house looking for my sleying hook. ¬†I’d seen it somewhat recently and made a mental note (hehehe) to remember it as the loom was on its way and I would be wanting it soon. ¬†I know. ¬†Good laugh. ¬†Naturally, I couldn’t remember where it was that I’d seen it when I made that note. ¬†The night wasn’t getting any younger so I gave up. ¬†My new loom has texsolv heddles with larger openings and my yarn is a fingering weight so I threaded the heddles with my fingers. ¬†I fashioned a hook to use to sley the reed out of an expired credit card. ¬†It worked well enough. ¬†Took me just under two hours from beginning to fully tied on and I caught up on the 4 episodes of Ryan’s Hope that my DVR had waiting for me 😉 ¬†After I finished, I had a flash as to where else I might have seen the sleying hook. ¬†Lo and behold, it was in the gadget box for the CSM. ¬†Go figure. ¬†Now that I didn’t need it, I had it. ¬† Not sure how it made it to that box considering I haven’t woven since 2002 and certainly didn’t own the CSM then. ¬†Oh well, I made sure to put it with the loom gadgets for next time. ¬†

I’m working from home today as the office closes at noon for the holiday. ¬†The kids’ school closes at 12:30, so it works out well. ¬†Its busy snowing outside, ugh. ¬†We’re looking at 1-3″ before this storm is over this afternoon. ¬†Thankfully dad is around to do the snow blowing of the driveway. ¬†Just prey for no snow between Jan 14 thru the 24th as that is when the folks will be away on the cruise and yours truly would have to do it.

I don’t have any resolutions for this year except maybe to sit back and enjoy things more. ¬†I do however want to use stash more than purchase this year, see if I can whittle this monster back a little. ¬†I want to wish everyone a very happy and healthy new year. ¬†¬†¬†

Craft on!

Tags: Weaving

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nancy // Dec 31, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Happy New Year! Love seeing your loom progress. This storm should be missing us mostly where I am in SW PA and I am grateful for that. Snow may be the poor man’s fertilizer, but rain is much better for traveling the potholes.

  • 2 Manise // Dec 31, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    We’ve already got 4-5 inches over the last 3 hours! Looking forward to what you weave now that the warping is done.

  • 3 Laurie // Dec 31, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Happy New Year! You are earning your blog name in spades with that project.

  • 4 Lea // Dec 31, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Happy New Year to you and all of the family.
    You have now inspired me to get out the project I have half threaded on my loom. Good start for the New Year. Thanks!

  • 5 Jessica // Dec 31, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Yeah. I don’t speak weaving so I pretty much have no idea what you just said. But OOh! Pretty handspun!! 😉

    Have a Happy New Year. I hope to get home before it gets too bad out there…

  • 6 Sharon // Dec 31, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Happy New Year! Thanks for the comment on the blog also! Glad you enjoyed my Wicked Witch post. 🙂

  • 7 misa // Jan 1, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Happy 2009! A new loom, WOW. Enjoy, I can’t wait to see your weaving. Is there any fiber art that you don’t do?

  • 8 Nancy // Jan 2, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Happy new year!!! Love the loom. I’ll have to play with it on my next visit.

  • 9 Nancy N. // Jan 2, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Happy New Year! Your loom set-up looks impressive and I can’t wait to see your finished project. Hope to see you at SnB on the 8th!