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24 March 2009 @ 10:17 pm
Weekend and More  
This past weekend was lovely, if exhausting.

Thursday night I stayed up entirely too late waiting for a friend to get in and consequently collapsed into bed in short order.

Friday I woke up bright and early (OK, at 11, but that is bright and early when bedtime was at 5AM) and took delivery of my new baby. I am now the proud owner of a lovely loom!

She's a four harness, six treadle, 42" wide loom from Kessenich. I'm not warping her up until next week because I have too much to do between now and this weekend, but soon, SOON, there will be the weave-y goodness!

Then there was lunch on Monty's Blue Plate Diner, some online research, and the drive down to Chicago. We went to go see a bunch of bands, primarily TYR, which was a lot of fun, if not what I am used to. After the show we sat around with various folks from the band and chatted for some time. Much of the topics were out of my ken, but geeking is good in all its glorious forms... The drive back home was loooooonnnnnnggggg, especially since we did not pull in until something like 6AM. Ooof.

Saturday afternoon, we had a number of folks planned to come over for projecty goodness. However, W and I could not make it, J got sick, dread_ex  was lazy, ysolt  and  knappenp  arrived late, and mightyjesse  arrived even later, so it was a much smaller crew than planned. As usual, I had WAY too much food, even after not making several of the dishes I had planned. :P Much projecty goodness was had but things broke up around 10:30PM or so and we headed to bed shortly thereafter, successfully making it to bed before 4AM for the first time that weekend.

Sunday we slept in, lazed about a bit, went out for brunch, and then were sitting around relaxing when my dad come in to town a bit earlier than expected. I said good-bye to my company, went out to dinner with my dad and then spent the rest of the night working on my smack-down project.

Monday was work, research, photocopying and Frosties with reneekytokorpi , and then more research until late.

Today, I worthless as I have the beginnings of a horrid cold AGAIN. >:/  I am not usually this persistently ill and it is starting to annoy me. (I know, I know, my own fault with the late nights, yadda, yadda, yadda... I'm still cranky.) Soooo much to do... sooooo little time to do it in.....

So off I go to get done what I may, although I am becoming concerned that I may not have the smack down things done in time. :/ *sigh* Here goes nuthin'

Wrendevikat on March 25th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
Tyr!?! So jealous!!!!
eithni: lightningeithni on March 25th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Yeah, they played Minneapolis and Chicago - A lot of SCA people went in MSP, just two of us in Chicago.
Jurgen Göttsfürböterjurgenzuvols on March 25th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, I have a recommendation
I like this tie up, as it provides complete versatility:
1 : 1 & 3
2 : 2 & 4
3 : 1
4 : 2
5 : 3
6 : 4

OK, with that tie up, you can pick any 1, 2, or 3 shafts. I number the treadles like this:
1 - F
2 - B
3 - 1
4 - 2
5 - 3
6 - 4

If I'm doing a plain weave, I'll just hit F & B.

If I'm doing a 1:3 twill, I just rotate through 1-4.

If I'm doing a 2:2 twill, I'll hit two treadles with one foot, 1&2, 2&3, 3&4, and then the long split with two feet, 1&4.

If I'm doing something fancy, I can pick any 3 shafts by pressing F or B, and then pick up the other shaft with my right foot.

With this tie up, I've been able to weave spectacular double faced cloth.

The fact that you have an X loom is a huge plus, as you could fold it and move it in a pinch.


eithni: embroideryeithni on March 25th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, I have a recommendation
Thanks for the tips! I currently have the tie up:

so, similar to yours but a little upside down. :)
Jurgen Göttsfürböterjurgenzuvols on March 25th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, I have a recommendation
Hmm... or maybe mine is upside down, and yours is upside right.... I'll think on it.