I started weaving a scarf for a friend today.
It's been far too long since I've woven anything and I had forgotten how much I actually enjoy doing it. I had also forgotten how physical it is. My body is killing me!
This is the first thing that I have woven on my table loom and because of the way my house is set up and the furniture that I own, I'm having to stand to weave. It's killing my hips, solely because I haven't done it in a while. The actual piece is turning out okay, but I still think I am going to have to redo it. The colors are beautiful, but I think it is just going to be too short. I had an issue where some of my choke ties fell off, so I lost a couple inches of my warp because of the resulting knots. Needless to say I threw away the yarn I was using for those ties. I just think that it was old and when I died the warp, the age of the yarn and the soda ash did not agree.
Weaving on a table loom is so weird to me. I feel like it takes me twice as long to weave an inch as it would on a floor loom. I don't know, maybe I'm just crazy. So, the plan is to go ahead and take the old warp off of the loom and prepare my dyes so I can wind another warp tomorrow and dye it. I skeptical that I will get it completed before Christmas, but anything is possible.
I also need every one to send me good vibes. I applied for a weaving position the other day and I REALLY want the job. I don't want to talk about it too much because I am afraid that I will jinx it, but I feel like I am super qualified for the job and it would be a fantastic experience.