New Years Day, and we have more snow falling. Our back yard looks like a clean white slate.
I also pulled a muscle in my back that interfered with me throwing a shuttle so ice packs and anti-inflammatories became my new best friends. Needless to say I got rather discouraged about it all and basically lost my weaving 'mojo'. 🥺 I just needed time and a more definite medical fix. So I booked a small medical procedure for December 7th and a doctor froze my toe and cut down the side of the nail to the base and took that section out. Then they cauterized it and wrapped it up and sent me home. I wore sandals to navigate home with snow on the ground. I haven't been able to wear shoes, and it does get me out of snow shovelling and other activities. We also don't heal as well at a more (ahem) advanced age so its been a slow recovery. I'm happy to report that I have recently resumed weaving on the Spring loom and some runners are under way again. The toe feels good, even if it looks awful still. (My apologies for the nasty picture. This is the least icky one and current. Oh for a pedicure!) By the way.... there was NO hangnail. The doctor said it was just bad luck.
So weaving has resumed on the Spring:
I'm half way through the first shawl and mulling over colour choices for the second! I'm having issues with a continually fraying right floating selvedge which seems related to the hanging thread unwinding and then making it more prone to fraying with the reed abrasion. Its annoying as heck but I do plan to cut off the first and re-lace back on again. I'm not happy with the tension in some areas. To that end, I have a set of soft weights and large S hooks coming to assist with even tension while winding on.