And here was the end.
Not all the portions of the weaving will take quite so much time. But this piece requires design decisions along the way, and since I am using a variety of gray yarn from my stash, it takes time to figure out whether I have enough of a certain shade for a certain section. This piece is wide and requires frequent reloading of yarn on the shuttles. I do them one at a time, as I run out, because it makes me get up and walk a few steps each time. And there are other reasons to stop counting warp threads and put in each shot, like changing podcasts when one ends, or reheating my coffee.