had my "head" set on weeding today, (that is, not my heart,) but when we
woke up we had... how can I explain it... misty, vertical-fog-like rain,
so I gleefully returned to the loom in the kitchen to work on the "election" piece. A couple of hours
in, I had a new problem!
The very bottom circle (?) of the spring is bent outward, so it looks like a foot attached to a leg and secured with a screw. One of these circles broke, which was easily fixed, by Ben when he came home. (My fingers weren't strong enough to bend it.) But he discovered, either when the spring sprang, or always, the vertical bar on the harness to which this spring was attached was bent. If this was always bent, I hadn't noticed because I tied all extra heddles and vertical bars of the harnesses to the side of the loom, holding the bent one tidily in place. The loom works OK for now, so the plan is when this warp is finished, we'll take it apart, clean, and straighten the harness.