I met Melissa at her coffee shop before our Wednes-
day knit group. The plan was to drop my car there, go for Pho (Vietnamese food) and then on to meet with the group. She wanted me to see what she had on her loom so we went by her place, and, well, you know how conversations with fiber folk meander, she showed me her lease sticks-ish things. These are they, and since she had a spare pair, she gave them to me.
Oh, and as we left her place we realized that neither of us had copied down the driving directions to Malinda's house so back we went to the coffee house to print them out, which is where we ended up eating lunch. Anyway, this is how these little gems work. They're for warping front to back.
I cannot wait to test drive them. The cross goes in the middle but is elevated so the threads aren't compressed against the front beam, something I struggled with on this warp. My warp is now tied on, with threading and sleying errors fixed. Ironically, my weaving guild Christmas party is tomorrow so I won't get to start weaving for a day or two (frowny face emoticon).
I finished another yet hat for the craft fair next weekend. I'm guessing of course, but I think the best chance of alpaca hat sales are out here where people are outside in the miserable cold. If I'm wrong, I'll have a lot of hats. I tried a topper with four i-cords. I hated knitting it and don't think it's worth the extra work and won't do it again.
Charlie loves the Christmas tree. We ship all our presents anymore, so there are no packages beneath the tree. I've put a beat-up nativity set at the base in front and left the rest to him. I almost feel bad that he only gets this for one month a year. He's knocked over several of the pieces and broken them, yet again. I made it in ceramics when I was a military wife with a one-year-old daughter. Does that tell you anything about me?? Mary's hands are glued on and baby Jesus has none. I don't think any of the animals have ears. After 40 years, I really do need to shop for a new set.
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