Drastic Actions

I was sitting at the big inkle loom working away at the project that had been on the thing since the summer I broke my ankle, six years ago, when it suddenly hit me: I hate this band! I don’t like the colors. I don’t like that I warped the WHOLE nearly sixteen yards. So, I cut it off the loom. And tossed it. Yup! I threw the whole friggin thing in the trash. And felt a huge weight off my shoulders. It was the right thing to do. I had spent too much time lately working at something I wasn’t enjoying, simply to finish the entire project. That I didn’t like to begin with.

While I was in the studio I checked to see what was warped on one of the smaller inkle looms and decided to work on this instead…

I don’t recall offhand how many yards this loom will hold, but I love the colors and the simple design. Part of this will make a wrist loop for one of my walking canes. Part of it will be a lanyard to hold a pair of scissors around my neck.

I really should use one of the smaller shuttles for this project and it shouldn’t be that much of a problem to switch. The shuttle, hand-made by Jeri Brock, works better with the large floor inkle loom instead of the smaller ones.

Brad contacted our foundation repair guy earlier today and he called back to say he could come out some time this weekend to take a look at what we need done. The floor has dropped considerably in the living room area and my bath and we are concerned about the state of our plumbing. This dry weather has made quite an impact on the house and we need to get repairs done before we end up with a leak under the house…not just water…but sewer as well! It all comes together under the living room and goes north into the septic tank. We opted for pier and beam instead of slab when the house was built and we haven’t regretted it. We’ve had to have it re-leveled a couple of times over the years but a slab would have cracked by now. The house was built in early 1989.

It’s been a long day and I’m tired and need a shower, as does Brad, then something to eat for our dinner. The headache finally receded but I still haven’t gotten back to my knitting. Maybe this evening I pull out a pair of socks to work on.

We didn’t get any of the rain that went through our area the past couple of days but we have a better chance this weekend. I don’t mind thunderstorms if we actually get a good rain!

Hope ya’ll have had a good day. Have a blessed evening.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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