- The Little Bamboo was too thin for the size heddle I was using.
- The Bon Bon is a flat ribbon. This meant that every time I ran the shuttle through, I had to straighten the ribbon to lay flat. Can you say "excrutiatingly slow?"
- The yarns did not play nicely.
- I'm doing something wrong in that my sides came in very sharply.
Two things I like about the weaving are that it's a good break for my hands from knitting/crocheting and the result is instant gratification. This is especially perfect for last minute gifts.
My family's thoughts on another craft?
Oldest daughter - "Wow, it's a whole contraption like Medieval times."
Middle daughter - fascinated
Youngest daughter - appropriately appreciative
Joe - After commenting that I was taking up another craft when I don't have time for everything as it is (I don't know what his point was), he said that the whole thing is "looming in front of him".
I never realized how many jokes can be worked around the work loom.