I was careful; very careful. I counted and separated the yarn into groups of block repeats (6 threads each). Then I counted out all the heddles I needed for that particular repeat of blocks (in this case there were 17 repeats of block B). This is a Bronson lace – 2,1,3,1,3,1. I had already done a bit and I was picking up where I left off.
Right off the bat I ended up with an extra end. I must have miscounted one of my bundles. I easily rectified that as I went along. However, I noticed, as I continued, that I had double sleyed some of the dents. I had sleyed the warp 1 end per dent in a 15 dent reed – or so I thought. So I pulled the ‘second’ ends out and put them to the right.
I finished sleying – yeah! But why do I have an end left over? I might have miscounted as I wound the warp. As I went through the warp lining it up with the reed I noticed this:
Right in the middle! Nothing to do but to re-thread each and every heddle! Arg. Tea break first.
Well, I sucked it in and finished threading. Now to tie on and wind on to the back beam. Let’s see what further adventures I have going forward….