Reverse Resolutions

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.

New anchor line for a try again.

I Want Something Else

I spent the trip with Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-charmed Life” song in my head so my apologies to other passengers if I was humming out loud. But I was far more relaxed than I was before writing my last post here, that’s for sure. I don’t know about this cognitive behavior therapy shit. Basically, or at least I think the basic idea is to replace one bad behavior with another. Instead of doing this, do that… we are what we think.

I have to think about some things for awhile. Okay, I know that I am being argumentive and balking it all the way, but I cannot PRETEND to be what I am not… oh, I will write about all that later. Right now, I’m going to share this “cover” of the song in my head today because it makes me smile. Yes, it is “messed up” but it is also grand. I love it, maybe because the words in my head are messed up right now. Oh well… enjoy!

DRATS! So much for adding a youtube video. Yeah, that did not work. Some things do not work as well when blogging by phone. Even trying to edit and type in the url as media link failed. That’s my life today. Hitting things from various angles, trying to find solutions.