After several weeks of watching, I’ve spotted an 8-harness Baby Wolf loom on Craigslist. I sent an email off to the seller–hoping I get it. (I imagine I will, since I sent the email off a scant 18 minutes after the listing was posted, but you never know what kind of maniacal loom-hunting obsessive type might be out there…not that we know anyone that fits THAT description… 🙂 )
I wanted a Baby Wolf because it’s the smallest and most compact of the floor looms I’ve seen–I saw one down at the Fabulous Fiber Fest in Santa Monica and fell in love with it. It’s small enough to be stowed away in a closet when not in use, yet it’s a fully functional floor loom. The weaving width is only 26″, so I won’t be weaving horse blankets on it, but that’s plenty wide enough to do scarves, table runners, and clothing panels. And it has eight harnesses, which means I’ll be able to weave relatively complex designs.
Now I just have to wait a couple hours to see if I get it!