Thursday, I found myself rather frustrated. With myself. I did my two conference calls (on my day off!) and then put my phone away for the rest of the day, so that I could add new warp to my loom.
Well, clearly my brain has gotten rusty on the weaving front. For starters, I prevaricated over yarn. I have this super blend of colours from Lang Yarns Mille Colori.
But then I found another one, which I have no idea it’s name, length etc. It’s always been one I have thought ’Why did I buy this’. You know those moments, I am sure. So, I figured I should at least waste it in a weaving.
I started to warp the loom. Upstairs in the hallway because the other half had a conference call and this meant my usual warping space was unavailable.
Things were going great, but I couldn’t help thinking something was wrong. Then I had one of those 🤦♂️ moments. I had only gone and warped without going around the back beam. A rookie mistake I shouldn’t be making, but I am blaming the unusual space. Essentially, I just went around the heddle which would be completely useless. So I pulled it all back start again.
The yarn I disliked was starting to look quite good, but I looked at the remaining and thought, I don’t have enough. I did some quick measurements and needed to reduce the length. I had clearly lost my mind. I thought, maybe I can just move the peg closer, and pull the yarn through, shortening all I had done. Ha! Yeah, that didn’t work. I really had lost my mind. Why I thought it would work, I don’t know. It all just knotted up and stopped moving. Nothing for it but to unwarp it all… again!.
This time, it took ages. The knots got worse, until I was 🤬.
I cut the yarn and pulled a section out. Went to the start, got so far, cut the yarn. Carried on and soon had three little balls of yarn and the bigger ball.
But, what it meant was, I am either not ready for this yarn or just rethink the project. Personally, I think it is saying WTF were you thinking. I didn’t even have a real, solid plan of what to weave. I was simply warping the loom purely to have something on the loom! That is no way to start a project.
Now I am reviewing my stash to see what I can use to use as warp, so I can use this for weft. I do have some blue which would probably work, if it can take tension. I guess I shall find out tomorrow.
What else this week has occupied me? Plenty of walks. Last Saturday I did two four mile walks. I wanted to test my new camera, so I went in the morning, and then later in the day with the other half.
Here are some pictures. I am working on some video, but it’s a bit juddery, so I am running it through an app to smooth out the motion a bit.
And now we are back at the weekend and with a public holiday too. Weather should be great, so plenty of walking. I’ll hopefully have my short walking video sorted for you this weekend. I hope you have been staying safe and well.
Oh, FYI, I am updating the website, so if things look a bit incomplete or odd, that is why. And, I now have an Instagram under the same name as the blog. Not a lot loaded yet. Pop by and say Hi!