We’ll start with the eye candy, a shot of the pattern at the beginning of yard #3:
I passed the two-yard mark this morning. At lunchtime, I remembered that it’s about time for my loom to go in for an upgrade! The plan was for me to drop the loom off at AVL on a weekend day, then come back to pick it up mid-week (which would require me to take a day off). Then I realized that February 21 is President’s Day, so if I dropped it off the weekend before, I could pick it up without having to use a precious vacation day. (I checked with Bob at AVL and they are indeed open on President’s Day.)
Of course, that would require me to drop off the loom the weekend before, which would be Sunday the 13th…er…um, isn’t that NEXT WEEKEND?? And didn’t I want to get a 20-inch test warp onto the loom before I took it down to AVL?
Well, yes. And yes, that means I’d better get my butt in gear. I have a 13-yard warp on the loom. I’ve woven 2 yards so far; subtracting 1 yard of loom waste, that means I have 10 yards of cloth to be woven in 7 days, leaving 48 hours (Friday evening through Sunday morning) to wind, beam, thread, and sley the next warp before disassembling the whole thing and taking it down to AVL.
Piece of cake. (Well, if I work at it.) The hip has not been bothering me at all, despite having woven two yards in two days, so while I’ll continue being cautious and take frequent breaks, I’m going to resume a full production schedule. I am fairly confident of completing everything in time.