Well, after much trial and error (mostly me thinking I was smarter than most others and not having it work at all) I am finally weaving something!
I think I posted this link before but this was basically what I did:
And, of course, I can’t choose something simple for my first project. This is the pattern (well, it’s supposed to be … now that I have pictures, I’m not sure I’m doing it right but I don’t care!):
I’m using just yarn … normal Red Heart (still don’t know the difference between the yarns) and it’s really wide … don’t know what the heck I’ll do with it but I don’t care! I’m weaving!
And here’s the result:
See the cards on the left? I made those! I had an old accordion file and the stiff cardboard on either end was about the same width as the cards I was given. To make the holes, I made a punch out of the metal nozzle off a large rodent water bottle (we used it when we had a rabbit) like this: I just pulled the metal part out and sharpened it with some files used to sharpen chain saws. Then, hit it against the cardboard with a hammer and poof! Perfectly round holes! 🙂
That is a door to a small cabinet that we removed, 2 C-clamps, 1 Knitting needle, a TV tray, a chair, a large bottle of 409, a paint stirrer, bungee cord and paper clamps. 🙂