I couldn't resist, but then I never can.
It's a Schacht 46", 4 H, maple loom in excellent condition. One day after I saw the ad, it was home in the studio. It will be my designated "throw" loom.
Today I had some outside work to do. I have been worried about the wind coming in the opening to
the chicken coop. And I want them to have a place that gets warmed by the sun a bit, but out of the wind.
So I went out with my staple gun, and a long lead cord, and a roll of plastic.
The little extension area with the roof is now protected from the wind a bit.
And then I dragged in two fifty pound bags of sand for the girls to "bathe" in.
Then I put some plastic boot trays under the roosts, since that is where all the poop lands. We'll see if they stay put, or if I have to come up with some plan to keep them where I want them.
And it's getting cold in the north country, so it was time to put the water heater under the water.
I was concerned about them pecking at the cord, so I wrapped it in chicken wire to make it more difficult, but if anyone has a better idea, I'd love to hear it.
I guess it's not necessary to insulate the coop, although it seems like I should.
Then I spent a little time weaving on my new towel pattern on the AVL. The studio was quiet and I was loving it.
I like having the AVL in the front room. When I get cool, I just flick the switch, and the gas fireplace comes on.
And I thought I wanted a wood stove. What was I thinking???
This has to be my favorite pattern to date. I just love it.
My rearranging the studio has begun to take shape, and it feels good. It feels right.