Whoever invented replacement heddles is a genius. I prefer the flat ones that just snap on, but they're $3.50 each, while the ones that have to be untwisted a bit, then twisted back on are $4.50 for ten. I didn't have enough flat ones, so combined them to fix the five missing threads.
I did use Theresa's idea about winding the threads on and in empty cones, but you see there was a lone missed thread, too, hanging out by itself. And do you spy the two threads just hanging down? I saw some droopy threads and, to find out where they were from, I pulled on them. They came out of wherever they had been threaded, and I couldn't track down their heddles or their space in the reed!
I guess 773 threads is just too much for me to keep track of!
But this afternoon, in spite of my rampant ADD, I did manage to get some woven. I also noticed two tabby threads together, meaning at least one of those dangling threads had a home, but Dear Readers, I simply don't care! These are baby blankets, and if the mothers or babies notice the errors, well, more power to them! I think the pattern is absolutely gorgeous, and I am weaving onward! I love the way the white shines in the pattern above the natural warp. The pattern is a bit long, but no problem, so far, and the missing thread isn't showing up in the pattern. I hope it doesn't when I add the dyed blue yarn in the next repeat, but if it does, it will officially become a Design Feature.
I'm home from work today because the lovely Arabella Louise has been limping on her left front paw for too long now. I took her to the vet who told me there's nothing visibly wrong with it, and it must be a sprain that hasn't been able to heal. She suggested letting Bella rest for the next 10-14 days: no ball playing, no running in the park, no herding the cats! Bell's on pain medication, spending most of the afternoon so far behind me on a rug, snoozing. Right now, she and Weftie are passed out on cat beds behind my chair. As soon as I log off the computer, Bella will jump up, because she recognizes the sequence of clicks when I log off. Who needs a dog who knows over 1014 nouns? My dog's computer literate!