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The Problem Update.

This morning I spent some time on the phone trying to resolve the issues with my sweet Diana. We have come to the conclusion that in transportation of the loom (in the back of an suv) some of the mechanical parts came 'un-tweaked'. This puts a big 'AH-HA' on the whole mishap! I am hoping to have the replacement parts by UPS tomorrow so I should be able to finally finish these scarves and start the stars. I also can't wait to see how this loom really works! I have not been 100% satisfied and now am realizing that that unsatisfaction could simply be due to the loom never operating at 100%.

So, my next endeavour is to make some more room in the studio. This means that I will have to see what is going to happen with that 60" Leclerc. I had it on Ebay (for a little too cheap) but, had no bites. Could be the market......could have been the wrong week to list. I think I'll try again when the weather breaks.

Comments

Gwen said…
I hope the replacement pieces take care of the problem and Diana can finally be herself! And good luck selling the Leclerc. :)
Anonymous said…
Am so glad that you're going to get your loom in tip top shape. How frustrating to be so close to the end of these gorgeous scaves, and have to wait wait wait. Ack!

You have such a wonderful eye for color and design, it will be exciting to see them all together and all finished up.

Can't wait!
Jane
Hope UPS was good to you today....and that the part fixed the problem!!!

The scarves you're making are really beautiful!

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