It truly feels like an eternity has passed since I was able to weave. I did spent two weeks removing rust and dirt from my loom. I know I should have done that when I first received it, but I was far too eager and short on time (I needed to make an Xmas gift) Better late than never. I had to replace screws, and in all reality, the reed needs replaced as well the near future. So that will also have to happen. But, until then, I can use the one I have. My next project is a baby hat, and then I should have more than enough warp on the loom for a lot of small projects or a single large project. :) It's going to be fun.