The good news is that I sleep like a baby.
Running around to make all my mother's doctor appointments, plus doing all my own errands, and working at the studio.....well, at the end of the day, my pillow is my friend.
I'm making a concerted effort to do the best I can do, no matter what.
Today I worked on the order, three pieces, 30" wide, each 13 ft long, to be seamed together into a 7.5' wide rug.
Here is the Union Custom, one of two I have. You should meet the girls. Yes, they are all girls.
This is the 'cadillac' of the Union Rug looms.
I bought it in Albany, about an hour away. It had to come down a spiral staircase.
I like the braking system, easily visible from the front of the loom.
The spools of warp would be put on these nails, and then run through the thread guide. If you used them, which I don't.
It is unusual to have all the pieces that originally came with the loom.
It did not come with a crank, however. So I had one made.
I finished one of the sections, and decided to do some sock cutting.
Stick with me. I know it is incredibly stimulating.......but try to control yourself.
And to keep the colors separate, which is my new project, I set up some boxes, and stapled a different colored sock to each of them.
I have this idea to make sock rugs in specific colors, instead of multicolored.
And a few hours later, voila!
This is just one colorway. I am still working on the others.
My neck and my back are in dire need of a massage.
Why DO I abuse myself this way???
Sometimes all you need is a little s-t-r-e-t-c-h.