Another day in my loosely adhered to lampas diary. The process is becoming more streamlined. No more than 30 minutes at the computer in Photoshop, letting the aspect ratio fall wherever it lands. Then about 45 minutes at the loom. Most of the bobbins are already wound, leftovers from other projects, and I've standardized the diary entries to 220 picks. Whatever fits in that space is OK. Lots of hand drawn lines with my graphics tablet & pen. I like to use my own handwriting and sketches. I'd like to get it all down to 60 minutes max per day. Then I go for a walk!
Other fiber stuff: in my quest for a good range of tapestry wefts that I don't have to dye, I've been trying out a roving assortment meant for felters but nice for spinning also. The first six are spun, blocked, and wound into balls, and the second six are on the blocker ready for a nice warm bath. All singles. They will dry on the blocker and then I'll wind them off.
I'm not sure of the breed, but they look good for their intended purpose. Not too squishy. We'll see.
The Chinese Bandit, by Stephen Becker
Carry Me Across the Water, by Ethan Canin
A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
I enjoyed all of these, but A Gentleman is in a class by itself. Maybe one of my five favorite books ever. BTW, I enjoyed Towles's Rules of Civility also.