Ben's sick and stayed home today, so I didn't weave on the big loom because the air compressor is in the garage, which is under the bedroom. I've been taking care of loose ends instead.
I finally put the fallen (?) button back on my purple polo sweater.
Kurume warp leftover on the warping board and left a mound of tangled loveliness on the floor for a week. Or more. I remedied that today by un-twisting and stretching the warp on the warping board. I thought I counted the number of ends before, but in this flat, ribbon-like warp were 20, not eight, ends, Mom thought the weaver said the length was eight meters, but I knew there was much more, and I estimated it to be about 40, but last count, unless my math is so wrong, (very possible), there are 192 meters of it. I'm not sure how I want to use this warp yet, so it will stay on the board until further notice. At least this way it won't be tangled or twisted.
the funny hat, and by washing, I mean somewhere between wet-finishing and gentle hand wash. The highly-twisted part of the yarn has fluffed up a little, and the hat is a little shorter, and perhaps a tad wider. I like this better, but it's still wet so I haven't tried it on.
And the rest of the day has been spent threading the Klik sample loom; I made a warp of 2/60 and 2/20 mercerized cotton alternating for a 4-tie block weave. The 2/60s are threaded 1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4-3-2-1-4-3-2-1-4 and in between the 2/20 is threaded randomly in Shafts 5 and 6, providing just two relatively wide blocks. The way I see it, if I want to make a feature of the tie-down, I don't want to use a whole lot of color and/or narrow blocks, so the 2/20 is in one color and just the two blocks. I thought this way I can sample a few small pieces to study how the tie-down works. It's also the first time I'm using two widths in the warp, and I'm not exactly sure how it's going to turn out, but a little exciting. The warp is only a little over a meter, six or eight inches wide, but it's taken forever to thread, and I'm only nearly halfway done.
OK, back to threading.