Remember, I told you that you HAVE to prepare for Weaving Boot camp — it is like any extreme sport, you have to train for it.
I’m tired today! Not DEAD mind you, but pretty dang tired! Am I going to knit or spin tonight? I just don’t know, maybe, maybe not. I am sipping on wine as we speak.
Day one: We have 10 weavers and 10 projects to do in 15 days. YEE-HA. Three of the projects were in a partial state of readiness. The Daldräll curtain was beamed and ready for pre-sleying. The 8-Shaft Blanket (THIS is the one I’ll be making more of — remember that comment about making everyone — i.e. family a blanket??) was beamed and ready for threading, and the Finnish Opphämta is ready to be tied on. All the other projects (including a Shaft Draw loom project, which currently has no example, and is just an empty waiting loom) need to be started from scratch — the first step being, you guessed it, winding the warp. There are a LOT of warping mills in the barn right now.
The morning was spent starting on the blanket threading and winding, winding, winding. Shelburne Falls is having a little heat wave, so the temperature and the humidity started building. At first, I’m thinking “hey this isn’t so bad, it’s warm but not oppressive” well that started to change around 12:30ish, the air got so thick you thought you were breathing water. The thunderstorm is building, I can feel it. It is 4:56 now and it really looks dark out there — the skies are about to open. I can hear some rumbling — Oh GOD – – let the northern air in!
Yeah — it’s raining now, wrath of God rain … thinking about the Ark rain. BUT the air is getting cooler – YAY
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