i had a plan to take pictures and post them of how i go from the above cones of yarn to setting up the loom for weaving. however, when i took the pictures and looked at them i realized i couldn't post them. in the background were corners filled with cat fur and i could clearly see just how badly the carpet needs steam cleaning. so perhaps with the next project i can set up a more neutral background upon which to photograph the cone-to-loom steps.
for now, you'll just have to take my word that i've wound 5 yds of 8/2 and put it on the loom to weave blue-accented placemats. i'll take pictures of the finished products and post them, hopefully within a week or so.