My head is spinning too much to even absorb anything deep from your journals.
I spent last night dyeing wool, this morning I carded it, and started working on a tea-towel for my mom. I AM WEAVING ON A FUCKING FLOOR LOOM, BOO-YAH! It's prewarped, a maze of white cotton, and foot pedals. Basically I press a foot pedal, that raises 2 of the 4 bars, and I move a beam back and forth then shoot a boat shaped shuttle with cotton through the gap between the warp threads.
I'm just using the free stuff that is there. I wanted to use pink b/c my mom loves pink, but the pink had some stains on it, so I went with the lemon yellow. I might add some blue. There is a lot of space between the threads but cotton shrinks, so hopefully my tea-towel won't be mesh.
Yeah leaning curve: car maintance, dyeing, spinning, weaving, carding, my job, the town, new climate, I'm constantly learning. Even with my job, 4 months in, and there is so much to learn: who the clients are, how to do stuff, where to go for info.