So, this is a galah. Beautiful bird - pink and grey - but dumb. Tends to end up as roadkill, which is what the other weavers have named my scarf. Thank you ladies.
(Photo credit - Peter Fullagar)
This is a democracy sausage. A cross between a bake sale and a sausage sizzle; resulting from Australia's combination of fine weather, Saturday elections and compulsory voting. And chronic underfunding of public schooling, if you believe the parent-teacher association.
A heddle is "a looped wire or cord with an eye in the centre through which a warp yarn is passed in a loom before going through the reed to control its movement and divide the threads" - except in a rigid heddle loom it's not wire but a fixed wooden contraption. So you can only do plain weave.
And Dad, this is to konmari something. Marie Kondo is a bit crazy, but quite edifying. Frankly, I think you could adopt some of her principles, just saying. You are supposed to go through all your possessions and ask "does this spark joy?" and if not, you ditch it ...