Ho Ho Ho Hum
I see it has been just over 3 weeks since I last posted. My my, how times flies when you're doing nothing!
After my last warp, the bumberet towels, was completed and sold off, I decided to give myself a bit of a break until I started my next project. While I waited, I did some thinking about weaving, so that counts, right?? I did come up with a plan for what I would weave next, an 8-shaft M's & W's twill for more towels. I finally decided to start earlier this week after ordering some more Georgia cotton for the warp last week, giving myself plenty of time to receive it via 3 day Priority. While waiting, I set up the measuring equipment and did all of the calculations. I weighed the cotton that I already had and started measuring, knowing that most of the work would be done holding 2 threads at once, one from the cone that I already had, and one from the new cone, thus halving the time it takes to warp. I think you know where I'm going with this...
The vendor put the yarn in the mail as soon as I paid for it, and now, well, no one seems to know where it is. Most of last week the tracking showed it was on time and would be delivered Wednesday night by 9 PM, which by itself is funny since we only get delivery once a day before noon. Of course it didn't show up, but tracking said it would arrived Thursday night by 8 PM. Hmm. Nope. Friday it was supposed to be here by 8 but wasn't, and Saturday morning it said it would be here Friday by 8, the day before!! By now, the system seems to recognize that it will be late, since that is what is proclaimed by the tracking info, though the package has never been scanned since leaving GA. I feel SO much better now that the USPS admits it will not be here by last Friday - ha! I saw a rather appropriate post on FB the other day. It said;
1. We don't know if it even exists
I'm not blaming the PO necessarily, recognizing that shipping is through the roof because of the pandemic, and then throw holidays in there and I'm sure they are way behind. It's just odd that the scanning/tracking system seems to be unresponsive. I would surely rather have bad but accurate information than no information at all.
So my project sits for now. I'm really hoping the yarn shows up this week, but there is not a thing I can do about it if it doesn't. Maybe it will be my holiday surprise!!!
Here is the warp as it waits on the loom. I have to say, winding yarn with one color and no cutting and tying is so much more enjoyable and even than what happens with drafts like bumberet, where everything 3 threads you have to stop, cut, restart, etc. Of course, it's more boring too, but I'm up for that.