Sounds like you learned quite a lot with that warp! :-/
not much weaving happening, although my friend started threading her workshop warp tonight. Tomorrow we will go visit a weaver in Arkansas, then back on Sunday. Monday the loom I'm borrowing will arrive so I can get my warp set up, then next Friday we will drive to Nashville to meet up with more friends, also taking the workshop with Bonnie Inouye. looking forward to getting some knitting done during the road trips. ;)
I'm 'stuck' on the never-ending warp. However, I'm nearing the 40% completion mark. I had hoped to hit 50% before I leave on Saturday, but that's maybe not actually achievable. Because I still have to pack, etc.
It's just another tool. If we are happy using an electric mixer when cooking instead of doing it by hand, we should not worry about using an e-spinner. My CPW isn't portable. It's an actual antique - built in the late 1800's early 1900's and 'fragile'. The e-spinner is portable. It's just another tool in the toolbox. :)
Not much weaving happening here. Much gnashing of teeth trying to get the computer that runs my loom upgraded to Win 10 (because Win 8 was pissing me off, royally). Well, that got 'fixed' today - sans wifi. Back to 'old school' - copying files to a cd or flash drive and physically carrying the file from the desktop upstairs to the loom downstairs. #firstworldproblems
However, I did get a sample warp woven. A spinner and I are working on some samples using handspun for weaving. We each want something a bit different out of the samples, so it's been fun.
I also got the warp wound for the workshop I'm taking next month with Bonnie Inouye. Been ages since I have *taken* a workshop so I'm really looking forward to it. :)
Also got the loan of an e-spinner. I'm a little hesitant to set it up and give it a go! Will I be able to keep up to it? Will I like it? If I do, will I feel the unquenchable need to buy the new e-spinner from Abby Franquemont's dh?
and for those on the east coast, we talked to college admin today and set dates to present the Olds College level one master weaving class at the Gaelic College in St. Ann's (Cape Breton), NS next June 5-9...
If one googles 'baby wrap dimension' there are quite a few sites where things like standard dimensions are listed. Depends if she wants a sling type (shortest) or the style of wrapping done. The longest is 4.8 meters, if I remember correctly, with several shorter ones. Also depends on whether a straight or tapered end is wanted. Most wraps have different coloured selvedges so that the wrapper can tie the wrap without twisting it, which can make an uncomfortable 'lump'. And the centre should be marked in some way so that it is easier to fit and tie.
I am so far behind where I wanted to be at this point in the year. :( But I have company coming Aug. 9 and we have day trips planned. :) Now for the weather to co-operate...
The next month will be busy - on Aug 23 I leave for Cape Breton to join in the Gathering of the Weavers (and teach a three day class on lace weaves). By the time I get home, it will be the end of August! Where does the time go...?
i have two looms, the AVL with all the bells and whistles and very noisy. The Leclerc Fanny. Very quiet but just four shafts. And, in the long run, harder on my body than the AVL. I find myself, in my 66th year, vacillating between which loom I could keep should we decide to downsize. And eventually coming to the same conclusion...I'm not moving until I am done, done, with weaving. :-/
I have been steaming (pretty much literally, as the humidity is 'high' for us) through the new scarf line. I'm now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. There are six more warps wound, and once they are woven, this series will be ended. And then, hopefully, I can get back to writing, and a few other things that need doing. I had hoped to use up a box of yarn, but I kept finding more hidden away in nooks and crannies - so it feels like I have been weaving my fingers to the bone - and still have full boxes! (sigh)