Crazy as a Loom

Monday, March 25, 2024

The good and the bad.

I am once again shocked at how long it has been since I've blogged..........

Goldie is even asking me WTH???

If you haven't met him before, he is my outside kitty.  He's been year for many years, and refuses to come inside.   I have tried, and he raises quite the ruckus when I do.
The only time he has stayed in for any length of time was last year, we had a below zero spell, and I scooped him up and made him stay in the studio with the doors closed, food, water and a litter box, for 3 nights and days.   The only time he didn't cry, was when I was in there.

But I did it for him, because I am not sure how old he is, but I feared for his safety in such a deep freeze.
He has two houses one on the porch, and a solar house just off the porch, and a heated water bowl, and food every day, and he's happy with that.   But he doesn't watch the weather, and I do.

After that three days, he was skittish of me for a while, it took him some time to get over his snit.

A couple of months ago, I made an impulsive decision to buy a very expensive loom.

Here it is, in my studio with its first and only warp.   It's a Louet Megado with a mechanical is 35" wide, and it's beautiful.
So why don't I want it????

Well, things have changed here.  Lois is gone, to weave no more.
I am getting older, and not really wanting to keep up with three looms.   I was fine with two, but for some crazy reason, I thought I needed another.   
I don't.

So I am selling this loom at my wholesale cost, for $10,500.  
It just has to be picked up in Hudson Falls, NY.

I am trying to give it to the universe, and not be impatient.  If it's meant to happen, it will.

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It is a crazy good deal, as it retails for almost $16000.

Oh, and it's 16 harnesses!!!!

I must say, Louet makes some awesome looms.  I already have two Louet Davids.

Other than the fact that it takes up more real estate than I am willing to part with, I am 
mostly embarrassed to have not given this more thought.   
You would think as you get older, that you get wiser, and less capable of doing things that 
you almost instantly regret, but I guess that's not true.

The longer it sits there and stares back at me, the longer I get to mull that over.

So after I recently taught my friend's two grown daughters to weave, on a mini weaving 
weekend, I decided that maybe I wanted to teach again.  I haven't really done any 
teaching in several years.

Last weekend I had a basic weaving workshop here, with three students, and it was
really enjoyable, for me as well as them.

I've decided to do more workshops.   I think it is good for me, and I love the thought that
I have introduced weaving to more people that will carry it forward.

There is a slight hitch in this plan.......I have been limping/gimping around for months now, and  finally have a plan to get myself more mobile with a hip replacement coming in three weeks.
Honestly, I can't wait.

I have had two knee replacements, and I'm somewhat shocked at how debilitating and 
painful a bad hip can be.

So I say, "bring it on".

I leave you today with photos of my CONSTANT companions, and actually, often the 
best parts of my day.



I am going to try to get back here more often.

Welcome to my world.

Because every thread counts

Because every thread counts