After two and a half months of tinkering with the file, doing several samples and redrafting doubleweave twill for five shuttles, I am finally going to finish this thing. It feels good to be weaving again. Despite some initial awkwardness the five shuttles are weaving quite smoothly. I stack them on the loom shelf when they are on the left and on the cloth when they are emerging on the right.
I hope to keep up the pace of 500 picks a day. This is at the 1000 pick mark. The piece has 3100 so it will be several days of weaving.