I feel as though I am coming to the home stretch with this everlasting warp. The roll of cloth is bigger than it was:
Technically, I have woven almost enough to fulfill the order but there is warp left. I wrote the company to ask whether they want the exact amount or as much as I can weave on this warp. (It goes against my weaverly heart to cut off the warp and just abandon it.) They want all I can weave so what I can weave from this point on is, as my father would have said, all gravy.
Then I need to weave a silk scarf, finish it, wrap it up and deliver it. That usually isn't part of a commission but this was commissioned by a friend who lives elsewhere and I am sure there wouldn't be time to ship it to her so she could ship it back to Salt Lake City again. I will photograph it for her--and for you--and send little lengths of the silk I use to her, although not to you. Sorry.
I am not out of the woods yet, therefore. No Christmas cards this year. I bought a fresh tree but can't really think about putting it up and decorating it until all this weaving is finished. It proabably isn't such a bad thing because Bob is a young guy and full of beans. A year old cat and a decorated Christmas tree? That sounds like the start of a funny story of holiday disasters, doesn't it?
Back to the loom.....