It all started harmlessly enough when I saw the ad for a used 8 shaft loom.
Seeing the ad led to a comment about it to my DH.
Which led to an encouragement to call the number.
Which led to a "can we just come and see?"
Which led to a trip to the bank "just in case."
From which there was a trip up the mountain.
And then we walked into her studio.
I knew that the loom was going to be big. The ad had described a Glimakra Standard 60 inch, 8 shaft countermarche loom with a double back beam. Of course I did my homework by looking it up on the Glimakra website, so I knew it was going to be big. But face to face it was so much bigger!
I looked at DH and asked, "But do we have room for it?"
To which he firmly replied "Yes."
We circled it and stared at it. I didn't know what to think.
"But can we fit it into the truck?" I asked.
"Oh it comes apart!" said the Weaver, "we'll help you."
Dh looked at me once again and without hesitation said "Yes."
Nobody said anything. I asked a few questions, but actually I was stalling. DH and I had both known that eventually I would get a bigger loom, but that was still years down the road in my mind. At least until after the kids graduated from college. I just couldn't switch mental gears fast enough.
"Well, are you ready?" the Weaver asked.
My mind was saying "I don't know" but I heard my voice saying "Yes."
So apart it came and into the back of our little Chevy S-10 pick-up it went.
After we'd climbed into the truck and started to head back down the mountain, I turned to DH and said. "I almost couldn't do it. I started thinking, 'What in the world am I getting myself into,' and I almost jumped up and screamed 'I've changed my mind!' "
"You didn't think I'd actually let you leave there without it, did you?" he asked. But by that time my brain was in full gear, trying to figure out where in the world we would find the room to set it up.
Here it is at the moment.......
..... with a few other odds and ends scattered about elsewhere.
Fortunately it came with a video which will show us how to fit it all together again. In the meantime, I've embarked upon a spring cleaning project to make room for it. I'm still wondering what in the world I've gotten myself into, but at least now I'm looking forward to finding out.
Next, Setting Up the New Loom
Posted 10 June 2007 at http://leighsfiberjournal.blogspot.com
New Loom = New Books. Right?