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For existing, new and upgrading Supporters on Patreon - I'll paint you a postcard as a thank you with my new acrylics.

You'll get access to the archive containing years of English resources, creative project updates, notes on my 2022 nine-of-nines challenge, book reviews, slow vlogs and other videos, and posts on a range of topics (veering toward and crafts most recently).

patreon.com/posts/special-offe

* Example postcards in the photos are from years past in watercolours. I'm excited about the new acrylics!

Thanks for letting me spruik and for your support! 😃

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New server, new intro with all the hashtags.

Hi, I'm Kym (aka Seirff) - an always cold fire .

Work: with a computer science degree, , & , (DE>EN), & occasional teacher.
Open for new clients!

Where: Living in , Germany, after a short stay in , Japan. Originally from , Australia.

Owned by two big fluffy Maine Coon , whose fur is the bane of my existence.

The rooftop balcony is where I grow as much food as possible with a black thumb - . This features in my YouTube channel.

Eternally curious, I intend to learn all the things and share with members the process.
Many hobbies - , , , , , , crafts like & . New to & a wheel.

Also new to (AnyCubic DLP!) & .

Gentle persistence is my mantra - / , , complex , survivor, monster - a collection of . I will rant about the health system and incompetent doctors at times.

It’s snowing. ❄️
But on the wrong side of the flat, where the stone fruit trees were meant to be more protected. First time on that side in three years!

For existing, new and upgrading Supporters on Patreon - I'll paint you a postcard as a thank you with my new acrylics.

You'll get access to the archive containing years of English resources, creative project updates, notes on my 2022 nine-of-nines challenge, book reviews, slow vlogs and other videos, and posts on a range of topics (veering toward and crafts most recently).

patreon.com/posts/special-offe

* Example postcards in the photos are from years past in watercolours. I'm excited about the new acrylics!

Thanks for letting me spruik and for your support! 😃

Spondy health gripe 

Some fortnights, the adalimumab suppresses well throughout the two weeks, but some only for 10-11 days (the first day is usually a write off though).
Two more days to get through until the next injection, as the enthesitis is a tad out of control. Movement, including breathing and blinking, ow.

Weaving is a go! 

Warp spread with sock yarn, then a seam allowance, and the first repeat of the pattern - yay!
Only a little backwards weaving to correct for a shuttle mishap. I get the feeling that the convenient boat shuttles are more for the floor models. I need to jury rig something supportive for the table loom.
But … winding them on with a bobbin winder = visual bliss!

Answering my own question - installed a temporary in-between heddle with crochet cotton tying it on. A four-hand fix. No idea if it will hold, but it doesn’t need to slide around much. Wish me luck!

Show thread

What do you do when you discover you threaded the wrong heddle? 😢
Rethread the lot? Is there a cheaty solution?

Growing foodstuffs 

Winter veggies - first time growing anything harvestable in autumn/winter. Fresh sprouts are amazingly tasty. Shop-bought veg can’t measure up. But, why are the raspberries still ripening *after* a period of snow and negative celsius temperatures?!

I get the feeling my follows are mostly Aus/NZ. Loads of posts when to wake up to 🍵 which don’t load so well on the phone (better on computer though).

First loom setup progress 

Warp chain end made pretty and spaced over a raddle (aka wood with nails), tensioned with weights and wound onto the back bar. Now onto threading the heddles and then sleying the beater.
The new terminology just keeps coming!
It’s taken 3 hours to wind the warp, and 5 hours more to get to this point. Will it get faster when I’m not a newbie?
Next - thread all 320 of these through heddles on the first 8 shafts.

Todo list progress! 

Loom is working well as an anti-procrastination tool this week.
✓ Work stuff written.
✓ Swatch and demo mini painted & photographed.
✓ Mega post on swatching all the paints for my patrons now live.
✓ Website migrated (roughly) to Jekyll.
✓ Multi-day migraine gone, finally.
A little more work writing today, then onto loom dressing!

Loom setup - new to weaving 

I would like to start getting this warp onto the loom, but there is a furry grump in my way.

Software update grumble 

Sooo.... updating Xcode through the App Store breaks Jekyll websites because the command line tools were removed.
Dev portal - update package for CL tools separately, and magically it all works again.

Trying hard to stick to my resolution of no weaving or spinning until this week's written work is complete and a website migration to Jekyll is at least started. despite the shiny distractions.

New server, new intro with all the hashtags.

Hi, I'm Kym (aka Seirff) - an always cold fire .

Work: with a computer science degree, , & , (DE>EN), & occasional teacher.
Open for new clients!

Where: Living in , Germany, after a short stay in , Japan. Originally from , Australia.

Owned by two big fluffy Maine Coon , whose fur is the bane of my existence.

The rooftop balcony is where I grow as much food as possible with a black thumb - . This features in my YouTube channel.

Eternally curious, I intend to learn all the things and share with members the process.
Many hobbies - , , , , , , crafts like & . New to & a wheel.

Also new to (AnyCubic DLP!) & .

Gentle persistence is my mantra - / , , complex , survivor, monster - a collection of . I will rant about the health system and incompetent doctors at times.

Weaving proper - first steps with a table loom 

First warp chain done (sample project recommended for the table loom, just to get a feel for it). is quite the upper body workout.

Now paused until I empty my work queue of writing, then I’ll wrangle with the raddle, beater and heddle. This is really an entirely new vocabulary!

Moving over from mastodon.social as it is being defederated from several of my favourite servers (due to a lack of sensible moderation). Apologies for the follow-move spam all!

A Hometown instance for fish out of water.