Monday, January 30, 2012
Finally a finished project...
I took the pup to the vet today to have a lumpy bump and a scaly scab get looked at. No real diagnosis. Just watch it. Kinda hate when that is what to do. I did ask about his teeth being all full of tarter already. It was suggested I brush his teeth. That should be fun! LOL
I also spent a bit of time on the Newcomb Loom. I'm making progress! I have the harnesses on, kinda. Two of the cords must have been cut at some time and were too short. I tried to find sash cord, but no luck yet. The local hardware store didn't have any. The big stores in big town didn't have it. And when I asked all I got was a blank stare. Most people who work at these places are on the youngish side. Haven't ever seen one of those old windows with the weights inside, I guess. I'll have to take a look online and see if I can find a source. I tied two of the harnesses on with some parachute cord I had around, but I can tell it's gonna stretch.
Next to figure out is treadles and lamms. I've only ever worked on my Union 2 harness before, so this is uncharted territory for me!
Definately have the winter blues going. I give up way to easy and have a hard time starting anything. I've always had a bit of a struggle this time of year, but this night shift thing has really magnified it, I think. We are having beautiful weather this winter. Thank goodness- not sure what would happen if we had a repeat of last year.
Denim rugs are on the docket. I want to use up this warp and denim is always popular.
This is the longest I have ever worked on the same warping. Ever. It has been close to a year since I wound this on. Wow. It used to be I could weave up a beam full of warp in a week!
This thing called work sure does get in the way at times :)
All for now. JULIE