Pharyngula told me it’s national de-lurking week. So if you’ve been stopping by here regularly, but haven’t said hi, today is the day! And if you’ve been stopping by here regularly, I apologize for the lack of content. This has been the first week at my new job, with new (earlier) hours and a longer commute, so I’m still adjusting. And it’s definitely a don’t post from work environment, so that’s going to cramp my style. I had been trying to avoid being on the computer at home since I’m on so much during the day. But I’ll do my best…
I’ve also been trying to squeeze in some weaving before Shawn gets home. Then we make dinner and head off to the gym. By the time we get back it’s time for me to get to bed. But I do have something to show for it. My mile count is creeping slowly upward in the corner there and here are some weaving pictures.
You will see that this project is not going as well as the last. This time I warped the loom by myself, and let’s just say I need some practice. I forgot an important knotting step and had some tension problems that I’ve mostly ironed out, but I think maybe I was supposed to do something different at the beginning too because I’m pretty sure these back beams are supposed to look prettier. I also didn’t center the project as well as I should have, eyeballing instead of measuring and that hook in the center of the top photo causes a break that shouldn’t be there. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem to show up in the woven fabric though. Oh, and the selvedges, while even, are pulling in an aweful lot. But hey, at least they are even!
I’m doing a twill this time instead of a plain weave and I think I like it, though I need to work on my photography a bit. In film they say “We’ll fix it in post.” In knitting we claim that blocking will solve anything. In weaving I’m hoping the wet finishing smooths out some of these beginner errors. 🙂
Oh, and have you seen this: