Yes indeed I had to resley about 10 inches and start again. I don't know why I had it my head that using a 6 dent reed was the way to go with 5 ends per dent to make the 30epi.
I suspect it might have to do with doing blankets in multi layers. Anyway, I thought why am I doing this? Maybe 3 ends per dent in a 10 dent reed might be better. So I did what any weaver would do, I asked another weaver, in this case Cindie the weaving oracle.
Now the truth is when you ask someones esteemed opinion, you hopefully will get it and I did. She recommended that she would use a 15 dent reed with 2 per dent but if all I had was a 10 dent than that would do. Now I have a 15 denter and a 12, a number of 10's an 8 and my much loved 6. My 15 dpi is not much loved. In fact I am convinced Cindie has much better eyesight than I do but I can see the value in having it and using it for this project. So, we are about where we were at 10 inches sleyed, 2 per dent and sleying on.
In car news, there is nothing as upbeat to report. It needs a new front differential, which in essence means a transmission overhaul. A really big ding in this summers
home improvement budget. We were going to rip off the front porch and rebuild along
with redoing the grade there in front and a retaining wall. I am still holding out some scant hope for a little 10x10 deck out the back door, but only a small flicker. I will be sharing Gene's truck until the beginning of August. We are both moaning about THAT! :)
Now Stella news is always happy, she's growing and developing quite the little terrier attitude. She positively bounces when she walks with her tail keeping metronome like time as it swings back and forth with each step. She's affectionate but losing some of the cuddly puppy behaviors and reminds me so much of my much loved Fat Sam in very many ways. Stella likes her own time and goes off daily to do her own thing, whether it be lying in the sun or bug catching or trying to get Uncle Smoochie or Uncle Pogo to play. Every 45 minutes one of us will check up on the other and there is late afternoon play time right before dinner (ours) daily. Here are some shots from yesterday.
I just dare you to take that ball!
This can't be comfortable but what do I know. Stella enjoyed burrowing with her red ball for 20 minutes like this. The dark spots, pine pitch staining. Puppies don't like their bellies scrubbed so, we just let them wear off. Life is too short to worry about such things, just ask Stella. ;)
You should have heard the growls and groans.
And just so you don't think my BEST weaving buddy Jack has been replaced, he hasn't.
He's not the handsomest dog I've ever seen but what a personality.
Faithfully by my side at the loom, like always.
We will ignore the Stella chew on the bench foot because after watching this, what's a little nibble here and there in the whole scheme of things. Go on now and enjoy.