I know I just declared that I was going to return to warping from the front and boy do I love these colors - can’t wait to see how Summer and Winter works. But switching my style of warping was kinda like switching horses in the middle of the stream. Not a good idea.
I double checked my tie-up and that wasn’t the problem. It had be in the threading. This is Sarah Jackson’s pattern and I originally had decided to warp from the back so the complicated threading would be exactly as the she had written it. That’s when I switched horses. That’s when I fell off into the stream. I thought I was going to have to cut it off but messaged her and was advised to put a cross in the back behind the heddles, and cautioned me to be sure it was tied securely to the loom before I undid the tension.
Having done the two methods so close together in time was actually a very happy accident. I realized how much easier it is to thread the heddles from the front and it’s at an angle that is much kinder to my neck. I just got my mind made up for me!
It’s been at least six months since I’ve made soap but we are out. I’ve been low before, but never out! I know I’m low on supplies and realized that I don’t have enough lye or palm oil to make another batch after this. This is about $150 of soap were I to buy it, but it’s about more than just economics. I like my soap better than any I’ve ever used. I have another six months before I have to fold up shop or buy more supplies. Meanwhile, we’ll have soap in about three weeks.
About a month ago I joined a knitting group and am surprised to find how much I’m enjoying these ladies. We reserve space in Jackson’s Corner from 1:00-3:00 and people come within that time. Some eat, most order drinks. I discovered that one of the ladies is my neighbor who likes to talk walks around our area so tomorrow morning we’re going to meet up and walk at 10:30. It should warm up to about 30 degrees by then. I’m looking forward to having the company!