So the mystery blanket was finished (on Christmas Eve, no less). I was glad I had warped for one blanket as it was time consuming. The initial glitches with the computer made for a frustrating experience. I do not have a good photo. My bad.
I also hemmed the linen towels, the pictures do not do them justice and they are wrinkled after being used and washed. They have a nice light hand.
I have a custom piece that I need to start and also a student coming to take lessons. This prompted me to re-arrange my workspace which went down the rabbit hole and back again. I tried to add the Ikea IVAR corner piece to my existing shelves. The original shelves have a tight plastic lock that snaps firmly over the shelf pins. The newer corner shelves used a metal plate that kept coming apart from the wood and would not securely connect to the shelf pins. The whole system collapsed on top of me, breaking a nice glass globe lamp. It all went back! I chose another few regular rectangle shelves and added some storage boxes. The project was very inexpensive and I like the adaptability of it.
I sold a small table loom as it just wasn’t the right loom for me and invested in a Louet Jane (on SALE). The Jane is the latest adaptation of Louet’s Kombo table loom. I have woven on these and they work really well. The Jane was easy to assemble and folds into a compact rectangle.
The Louet stand is quite expensive. I did some research and decided that the Ikea gate leg table would be a great multi-purpose table. It can have one or two leaves open and the center piece has 6 drawers. It will serve as a cutting/sewing/designing table and loom stand.
I am hoping my week gets better. My new treadmill broke (under warranty awaiting replacement part, but frustrating nonetheless). The washing machine clogged and refused to work, after almost flooding the laundry room I was able to free the clog. The puppy pooped and peed multiple times in my bedroom to the point that the carpet cleaner now resides there. The truck went back (again) to the auto shop for a new headlight. We had 5 dogs, a cat and 6 adults over the holidays and it rained almost everyday! Things will return to “normal” on Monday. I’m not sure what my own “normal” is.