I last wrote here the day after I got home from the re-hab facility. Getting to sleep in my own sweet, little bed again was almost more than I could bear! I worked hard at all the exercises I had been given doing each to the utmost of my ability and then pushing even harder.
I crashed a week later in pain and learned that pushing that hard was actually counter productive. I ought to have been able to figure it out myself, but always the achiever, I hadn't. Now I am still doing the work but not pushing so hard and things are going better.
In fact, I began weaving this afternoon. I had measured out a warp of natural 20/1 linen and beamed it before I left for knee replacement. I finished threading it, sleyed the warp and got it all ready to weave where it has rested for several days. Today was the day and here is what the first complete repeat (and the hem) looks like:
The structure is a two block twill (1/3 vs 3/1) which is the same structure that I used last fall. The profile draft for this version is different from what I wove then.
My knee still hurts and I suppose I ought not to be surprised by that. I look forward to the time when it hurts no longer and am certain that the time will come.
It's good to be back!