Struggling to warp floor loom for first time
I am so frustrated that I don't know what to do. I love weaving on my 24" Kromski rigid heddle, but it's slow and I wanted more options so recently bought a new 80cm Oxaback Lilla countermarch floor loom. Assembling and tying up this loom was easy and fun, but for the life of me I can't get it warped! I used a warping board for the first time ever and followed a pattern in Laila Lundell's Big Book of Weaving. Apparently it is WAY too complicated for me even though it seemed easy.
I made two warp chains using 8/2 cotton for dish towels. I have read everything I can find on how to warp, drove 100 miles away from my home in Munich to watch a German weaver warp this same loom (I'm American and my German is so-so and her English even worse), and watched YouTube videos, but for the life of me can't get my warp on the raddle without making a big tangled mess. Help!
I feel so alone here with no guilds or help that I'm ready to chuck everything I've purchased and look into a simple Saori loom just so I don't have to create or beam my own warps. Have I just wasted a serious amount of money??!