I've started on the second towel and am using the M and W variations threading for 2/2/ twill from The Handweavers Pattern Directory by Anne Dixon. The first towel is goofy. I didn't treadle the correct repeats, but even worse, I forgot to change the tie-up. Oh well. And I misread the treadling on this second towel, so it's still not "right" but it sure is pretty.
And this is the pattern I'm following for the third towel. It is correct. Good for me - finally. I am in love with M and W and am already thinking about my next set of towels. Rude awakening. I thought I'd just weave for 3-4 hours a day and just pop these off the loom. It didn't occur to me that I don't have the back muscles to support my good intentions. I'm good for two hours and then have to quit - for now. This will be a good way to develop those muscles to support good back health. I'm thinking money spent on yarn to weave with will be money not spent in an orthopedist's office. I have to get these done so Goldie can be stashed away before Christmas Eve. No pressure.
I've been using film cannisters with screws and nuts in them to weight my floating selvedges, but both of them have broken a couple of times on this project. I'm wondering now if the lid clamping on the yarn caused it to weaken. I'm looking for suitable substitutes.
Meanwhile, the new storm has just come in and has started to gift us with rain, but as the temps fall - well, I'm just glad to not be on the road tonight because - I'm retired!
For those of you who know Mim, I thought you would want to know that her mother passed away this morning. Mim says it was a sweet death, but this is such a hard time of year to lose your mom.
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