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Finally...

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something to blog about!  Believe it or not, I have been weaving, mostly to increase my very limited inventory, so as spring arrives and visitors start coming to the little shops I consign in, I will have something to give them.  Not too much, so far; just a few towels, plus the iridescent scarves from awhile ago, and my snowflake table runner.

The towels were easy enough to weave, with a straight twill treadling.  For some reason, the first towel ended up with 2 errors, which I didn't pick up until I was almost done weaving that particular towel because the pattern on the "wrong" side (i.e. the side facing me) is fairly indecipherable.  The error came from a shaft that stayed up when it should have come down.  I find that this seems to happen quite often with my little loom, and I'm not sure why.  I have thought that it might be because my loom is not level, either because my house is crooked (which it is - it's old) or because when I either wind on the warp or …