Got up, did tai chi. Now have to load the car, travel, eat turkey, and take a nap before bedtime.
Yesterday wound up being quite a productive day, though there were some hiccups along the way. After some problems with the tension on my sewing machine, I was able to assemble this small model of a Viking-style coat which I plan to make for myself. I’ve got something wrong in it, and I’m not sure what; I also forgot to put in the gores, which I think go under the arms. All the same, it relatively easy to assemble and I think it will look good.
I also made roasted brussels sprouts and carrot-ginger-lemongrass soup for Thanksgiving and Black Friday (we’re pretty traditional in my family and none of us will be shopping on Friday — a walk in the woods is about our collective speed). And I also made myself spaghetti with white clam sauce for dinner, with some good crusty bread to soak up the last of the sauce. Mmmm.
I also ran the inkle loom until one of the string heddles broke. I replaced that, but in the process of replacing that one, I broke another; and in the course of replacing that one, I tangled together a short warp with a long warp. The result was that I was unable to get the results I needed any more. So I finished off the inkle (apparently that’s what these ribbons are called produced on a tape loom, inkles [and can I just say how annoying it is not to be able to add words to the online dictionary? It’s still telling me even though I looked up the word and it’s a real word, inkle, that it should be “ankle”]), and removed it from the loom.
I didn’t get back to the picture, Quin. I’m sorry. And today is likely going to be two days in a row that I’ve missed drawing. On the other hand, I was able to clear a few projects from my calendar and my to-do list, so it should be fairly easy to get back into the diagramming process fairly rapidly.