At least Himself's present finally came! I won it on Ebay January 14. It arrived Tuesday. Finally. He somehow knows what it is - he *knows* it's the Mill. Falcon. Ah, well.... he'll love it anyway.
ON to other things:
The loom is sleyed, threaded, and semi-tied up. I need to wind the warp on, then straighten the tie-up, and I'm good to go. Have 3 bobbins wound ready to throw......I'm waiting for Saturday. Dad is supposed to bring a hacksaw so he can shorten my steel rods (I mis-measured them; they are 1.5" too long. Inside diameter is *so* important!)
The blue shetland looks *wonderful* on the loom. It feels very yummy and squishy, and should weave up beautifully. We'll see..........