Number One Done!

I am so happy to announce that the troublesome baby wrap will be winging its way to its new owner tomorrow morning!  I spent most free of my free time over the last two weeks hunkered over it with magnifying headgear on in order to needle weaving the repairs for over 80 threads.  Happily, once the wrap was wet finished, the repairs are pretty much invisible.

This pima cotton is so very soft, I just wanted to bury my face in there, but I refrained...

There did end up being a single mistreadle that I couldn't repair well, so I gave the customer a small discount after showing her photos (error is marked by clips).

The outer side;

and the wrong side;

Another interesting "feature" is the slight scalloping of the selvedges that seem to be common with these so-called crackle drafts.  The draft, #63044 from, isn't a true crackle but a close approximation created by a mathematician who was fascinated by weaving.  In conversing with other weavers, most if not all experience this anomaly in their selvedges when they weave drafts from this collection.

I'm so happy to have "weathered the storm" of this particular wrap.  I can't wait to see photos of it in use, snuggling a baby up to its mama.

The second wrap, woven with peppermint weft, has been waiting patiently for me to inspect it, but it will have to wait just a bit longer, since my work schedule is going to keep me busy until the weekend.  We are starting our training for our new computer system for electronic medical records.  It is very different than the one we've been using, and there is a lot to learn.  I can easily get ahead of myself and feel overwhelmed because I don't "get it" right away, but I've only had one day of training out of six, I think, so I keep reminding myself to relax.  Hard to do, and health care is complicated enough, but you can't stop progress, so train I will.

A couple of parting shots of Paradise Cove, and I'll see you next time!