It's the last day of January and this is all the weather we have to show for it. The hammock post is mocking me as I take this picture, as well as our fenced garden. We had a busy day in town. We needed to get upgraded phones and go to a retirement party for a friend. I used to try to jam birthday parties and baby showers into a week. The changes of stages - this week we went to a wake and a retirement party.
By the time I got to the end of the first towel this morning, the tension was clearly wonky. I tried to wind it forward, fix the lose larks heads and rewind, but it just was bad. I decided to cut this towel off and tie up again. I've decided that for towels, I need to explore learning to warp from the back. Maybe I'll get a tighter and more even tension if I'm not winding though the heddles. I have no idea how to do this at all you know.
Here's my one and only towel from the warp I wound for three towels. I'll only get one more out of this warp and it will be twill. It's *supposed* to a learning lesson and it has been that all right, but not the lesson that Handwoven had envisioned in their article. Their plan was for seven towels. They didn't factor me into their lesson.
Ian told me this morning that we're going to be seeing his godson Chris the end of February. His son is one month old and I've see pictures on Facebook, but I didn't expect to see him this soon. We stopped at Jimmy Beans today and I got this to knit for him. His name is Solomon.
Staying the Course
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