I've been reading up on weaving and looms and considering just what I want to do with the whole weaving idea, and I keep returning to one thought: This is stone-age technology. I should be able to cobble together my own stinkin' loom for less than the ridiculous prices I'm seeing on the internet and in catalogues. I could build my own freakin' draw loom for less than they're charging for these four-shaft floor looms. It's insane. So. I'm seriously thinking about building my own, at least to fool around with and decide how serious I wanna get about the whole thing.
Then, of course, the little voice at the back of my mind (you know the one) asks "Yeah, flint knapping is stone age technology too. Remember the blood loss the last time you tried THAT?"
So... we'll see what happens. Any weavers out there, if I wanna do regular tabby-weave brocade, I just need a rigid heddle loom, basic stuff, right?
Stay tuned for further insanity.
I doubt the husbeast is going to let me hammer nails into the floor... hmmm....
Today in the mail, I got a bag of roving samples in over a dozen colors, to play with. I'd hoped to finish spinning up the LAST pile of roving I bought before it got here... so I've spent the afternoon spinning like a wild woman, working on the old stuff while drooling over the big bag of roving sitting on the dining room table.
I got the Goober some "Little People" from Fisher Price. She's thrilled.
She's making all the proper animal noises. It's very cute. We're waiting for the barn to get here - it's still in the mail.
Almost done with sleeve one of the Russian Prime. I hope to do the wrist ribbing tonight. That only took, what, a million years. Oy.