Either I am getting OLD, or my thyroid is doing LESS and LESS.
I am exhausted.
The worst part is that I don't seem to be doing anywhere near as much as usual, but I am ten times more tired.
I think it is part spring, and part situational. Worry, poor sleep, and lack of same.
I actually hired a couple of guys to rake at the studio. There was no way I was doing it. I couldn't face it. I don't mind a lot of outside work, but raking is something that wears my shoulders down.
I need my shoulders for weaving. Pick your battles, I say.
I did some accounting work, that I hardly mind, and then I wove a couple more small hit and miss rugs.
I use a temple. Always have, since the beginning of my weaving experience.
I know some people say that they take too much time, and that they are unnecessary.
I don't agree.
I use them, I like using them. My rugs are STRAIGHT, and I think I actually weave faster, because I am not worrying about my selvedges.
It is important to put the temple on as soon as you put your scrap fabric in, before your header.
I measure it to the width of the warp in the reed.
I move it every two inches.
I prefer these metal temples made by Toika.
My header is right underneath the temple.
I was thinking today that I have to stop showing you rugs and rugs and rugs.
You must be sick to death of seeing rugs, rugs, rugs.
Even pretty rugs.
No matter how much I love them.
You must be sick of them by now. I mean how many rugs can you see anyway?
On the way home from the studio today, knowing that I hadn't taken many pictures today, and feeling somewhat unmotivated anyway, I wondered if maybe I have run out of blogging material. You all know what I do.
I weave. I teach weaving. I weave some more. I am an addict. I admit it.
Yes, I do other things on occasion.
But mainly, I weave.
And I talk about it.
So maybe it is time to find something else to blog about, or call it a day.
Maybe I am just tired.