Having my mother go off and visit her friend for a couple of days, gave DH and I some time to just chill.
Last night we had a relaxed dinner, of ribollita with spinach added, and Reuben sandwiches.
It was the perfect night for soup.
This morning, L and I took the Cranbrook apart, as much as we could with just two people. Then DH came to help. I was going to take pictures, but when you are busy with something, and you have help that is itching to get it done, it isn't a good idea to stop and get your camera out.
Then we hauled the Cranbrook down the stairs.
I think I heard it 'sigh'.
Happy to be in a sunny window downstairs, and not relegated to an upstairs bedroom.
It is a pretty loom, isn't it?
It will be a lovely place to weave. I am liking this move, this shuffling of looms. It feels very right.
Now for a whole lot of threading. Then the challenging job of tying the treadles up to get a good shed. I prefer counterbalance looms and jack looms, but I will not let this countermarche loom get the best of me.
Simple as that.
I have committed to getting this loom up and running, making some rugs on it, and deciding once and for all. Keep it, or sell it.
In the meantime, I am reading a book Radically Simple: Small Footprints for a Finite Earth, by Jim Merkel.
I have a strange feeling that I have been waiting a long time to read this book.
Will keep you posted.