Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Power Cut

We got a notice about 10 days ago that our power will be cut for up to five hours today for a system upgrade, whatever that means. Suddenly, yesterday I started to worry about what I can do today. Most of housework I wanted (??) to get done are out. Foot loom, table loom and making a warp came to mind. And the question of whether to buy an 8-shaft foot loom reemerged, especially when there are a few second-hand ones available.

Good thing I don't have surplus money and absolutely no space for it, but I'm mindful Sue Bateup said she'd never get rid of hers in case electricity becomes unaffordable. What do you think?

6 comments:

  1. Electricity is getting more and more expensive. Definitely.

    In our vävstuga is the power included in the rent thou. Maybe we should throw out all 4-shaft looms an get computerized ones ;-)

    Or I'm dreaming of having at least one loom with some more shaft...

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  2. Oh, no doubt many shafts is fun, and more is better, but it does make me think at times like these.

    By the way, I don't like ironing, but strange how on the one day I don't have electricity is the day I just HAD to iron... I did as soon as the power came back, too!

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  3. I thought about a computer dobby, but we get several power cuts each year and they can last more than a day due. I don't want to have to stop just 'cos the lights go out, so I'm sticking to my foot powered loom!

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  4. Thinking... Thinking... Thinking where I could possibly store an 8-shaft foot loom if ever I get one, Dorothy...

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  5. Oh, um, space. Well I have to have a Toika Norjanna because it's compact and fits... anything else would need a shed in the garden, and I don't know where we'd put a shed. I'd like a loom in the living room because it's a big room, lots of space, but that is not allowed! So yes, I understand the space problem.

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  6. OR, as Ben always says, we could get rid of one of the other looms to make space... Yeah, right!

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