Another storm activity was beginning another weaving project. It takes (me) about an hour to warp my loom. I had 4 different instruction resources laid out on the table: the pamphlet that came with the loom, a youtube video, notes from the weaving class I took at Stitches East, and a book on weaving. You would think that would confuse the issue, however, each resource had a different picture and/or suggestion. Strength in numbers was my way of thinking.
Watching me warp my loom also proved to be great entertainment to the rest of the household:
Joe: “You really do take up a lot of room”.
George (stranded friend): kept coming by at different intervals to watch the progression.
Thing #1 & #2: They really just took it in stride.
Thing #2 friend (storm refugee): She thought it was cool. I like this girl, she’s a keeper.
I was quite proud of myself, I got it warped and ready – correctly. The last time I attempted this on my own I got it backwards. I probably only used 2 resources.
There were only 2 mishaps in the warping process that proved not to be a deal breaker. In 2 places I either put too many strands through the slot or skipped one entirely. I was able to fix that later on.
I think the actual weaving itself took (maybe) 3-4 hours total. When I showed Joe the finished scarf he liked it and asked if it was for him. This gave me pause, it was on the sparkly side. I told him no, and that I could make him one.
Thing #2 LOVED IT and wanted it. Wow! I told her I could make another that was wider, longer, more sparkly (a/k/a, better, stronger, faster than ever before ~ if you get this reference please put in a comment!).
Anyway, I digress, she wanted THIS ONE! I was totally flattered and delighted. I told her she could have it after I blocked and brought it in for show and tell. She was good with that.