Monday, July 10, 2017

Good Golly Miss Molly

 You know that warp I have been working on for weeks now? Well, it didn't go so well.

 Weavers will notice that the warp is not going through the lease sticks-it is sitting ON the lease sticks. Not. Good. Those sticks hold all 300 plus threads in place so they can be threaded through the heddles in the right order.

 Some how when I was moving it to the loom I neglected to get the lease sticks in the right place. I had even tied all four of the cross legs where the sticks go separately before I took it off the warping pegs so I wouldn't lose them but I untied them before I noticed I had misplaced the sticks. Jeesh. Since all the colors are in small bunches and still nicely lined up, I thought I might try to save it.

I numbered up some clothespins and then I worked from the back pulling off one thread at a time and sending it through to get threaded. Then I moved to the front to thread it. If my butt had a fitbit on it I would have been racking up major points.

 It was slow and tedious but I deserved the punishment for being such a nincompoop. I know how important the cross is and I should have checked it before I started untying the thing. I won't be doing that again. I hope.

 It took me a week of the ups and downs to get it fixed and even then I wasn't sure if it would work.

 So far, so good but I am still holding my breath. There's still a long way to go to make a towel.


  1. Yikes! That would drive me crazy. Love the colors though.

  2. Your fitbit butt comment made me laugh. I had a fitbit butt day yesterday. More nervous energy that had me Knitting for a second, remembering to do something, up for a second, and on and on. As for your loom, you amaze me lady!! I love the colors of the towel and I hope it starts behaving well for you.

  3. That does not sound like fun. Glad you got it back on track.

  4. I think this is your prettiest one yet!! Hope it all works out perfectly.

    I also laughed at your Fitbit .... I feel the same way when I walk around the house back and forth because I forget what I was headed for. THEN I realize my pedometer is on the counter. Oh the steps I COULD have had.

  5. Well it certainly looks like it's working now. Anytime you can save a project from dissaster is a win in my book.

  6. You must have amazing patience. Loved the fitbit comment.

  7. I would never have been able to fix that. You have my sympathy and I am in awe of you just being able to weave anything on that huge loom.

  8. You receive the crown of patience for this work! The towels will be gorgeous! Hooray!