I did my resolutions in reverse this year by setting goals in November to achieve by the New Year so I’m already ahead of the game.
Where I’m really screwing up is trying to weave. Yeah, I’m about four inches in on this royal mess.
Thinking about ripping it out to start over, maybe double up the warp. I’m obviously not sliding right, got it all messed up and bunched together. Maybe this is something blind people shouldn’t do.
Of course, I had to Google that… there are blind weavers. Drats, that blows my excuse. I’m just going to have to figure out how to make this work if I can’t see which threads I’m supposed to sliding over or under. It could be the tension or maybe my heddle strings are a tad too long. Instructions gave measurements for cutting them, but did not specify exactly how long the ends should be after their knotted. Thinking even an 8th of an inch doubled would affect the lift, make it open up a little wider for the shuddle.
Can you tell? I don’t know what I’m doing.
This first project is a cat mat, just a little rug for the studio cats, so it doesn’t have to be perfect. I could just keep on going.
Nah, I’m my mother’s child… time to pull the red bulky yarn out, crochet a new anchor spacer (double warp threads, evenly spread farther apart), and adjust the heddles… begin again. Happy 2022. Thanks for reading!
EDIT: Cannot reply to comment with a photo so adding it here.
3 thoughts on “Reverse Resolutions”
Actually, for a first attempt, you didn’t do too bad. You’re missing an over/under in the exact same place several times, though, so that may be a vision problem area you need to pay special attention to. This is where you learn these things. keep trying! You’ll figure it out!
I did a mama (ripped it out, start again) and crocheted a new anchor doubling up the warp threads – same width, wider spacing. Also shortened the hedder threads and moved it lower so it will open up a bit more.
Edited post to add photo.