I finished the last two sections of heddles this morning,
Then threaded the reed.
Tied onto the cloth beam, or take up beam.
Cloth beam because it's where the woven cloth accumulates.
Take up beam because it takes up the woven cloth.
And began weaving a length of M's and O's.
Look at those excellent selvages!
M's and O's is a block weaving pattern.
Etymologists say the name came out of Finland, which has a very long history of weaving.
For undiscovered reasons, its Finnish name turned into an Anglo-Irish name for drunkards who stay up all night and come home with the owls. That's as much as I remember.
It makes more sense to me than M's and O's, as I've never seen either.
This length has a long way to go to see how well it can become a scarf.
The kind my stylish friends wear in loops around their necks.
To test how it fulls, this length will probably stop at four or five feet, not six or eight,
and become a pretty little moebius neck drape.
And now, Fanny Price and I will quietly leave the room.
Am I the only one of us who know who Fanny Price is?