Saturday, September 11, 2010
But, I digress....the scarf warp. It had been weighing on my mind. Truthfully, I can't put my finger on exactly what was wrong.
YES....I had trouble with the treadles.
YES...the selvedges were unattractive.
YES...it was a chore weaving on this loom.
And, YES....I already had some boo-boos in the weaving.
Now the warp has been re-threaded. The new pattern only requires 8 treadles, with tabby on one and two. I may still need the painters' tape or zip ties if the rods start slipping out again. But, I'm ready to tie it on when I get to the Center on Tuesday and start weaving. This warp presented a unique challenge to me, and I would like to experiment with more scarves in the coming months.
Today we observe the 9th anniversary of a day that brought change to life as we knew it. I thought about that day again as I went through airport security last weekend. I was in my safe little classroom that morning, surrounded by 5 year olds. By that afternoon, all I could think of was being in my safe home with my own kids. The world had turned upside down, and just like Humpty Dumpty, it couldn't be put back together again in the exact same way. As we pause to reflect on this day, many of us will experience an epiphany. We will re-adjust our priorities, hug our loved ones, and say a little prayer for those who are in harms' way.
Peace be with you.....