50th Brithfday Eve

This is what the warp looks like. I didn't have a mind-picture so it's nice to be able to see it. (It's more vibrant under natural light and when dry - yes, just out of a spin cycle, as usual.) I also did what I now think was some unnecessary editing while threading.
I didn't like the yellow bits (orange arrow) squeezed into the green bits so I replaced them with light browns, (I know, hard to tell here;) I'm still unsure of a few more but I think I'm going ahead with what I've got.

These are the weft options. And you can see the same sample piece looking very bright; the truth is somewhere in between. I like the gold/brown for the weft the best, but I only have one ball of it so I may have to combine it with other browns. Or go ahead with mellow yellows.
A small problem I'm having is I don't know what I'm making. These are harsh, shiny wool and  my scribbled note says "about 6m" so there is plenty though I don't think quite 6 meters. So, I guess something to go on the wall or in front of a window. Or under a plate?

Bottom left is an old sample I made for the Ribbon; widening the warp and using sympathetic colors in the weft have taken the zing out of the warp, but I think this is what I want to do to make the pattern more visible. (And this warp was never going to be completely suitable anyway.)
This one.

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Silly me. I tried a couple of Google Reader alternatives and settled on Feedly, then proceeded to delete all Reader subscriptions, (but I can't delete the Reader account from Google?) unaware Feedly was reading my Reader subs. So I've tried to re/build my Feedly sub and think, hope, I got most of the weaving blogs back, but a whole bunch of design, art and history blogs are gone. Less time on the computer, more on the loom, then. 

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I've been looking at lovely handwoven scarves online, (such as Lynn's Loom on the Lake, Tisserande, and Juanita Jirardin,) as I've been struggling to think of what to do next merchandise- and commission-wise. While studying the scarves I like, I began to see how mine are... unfinished. Yes, that's the word. I've started to feel more comfortable when the unexplainable "whole" happens when colors, fibers, dimensions and structures are matched well, even if I can't make it happen all the time. The next thing to focus on should be this "finished-ness". Now, how should I do that?   

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Ben is going to be 50 tomorrow. I asked him this morning what he wanted to do, (he's had his pressie for about a month,) and he said, "veggie shop and supermarket".  Typical! We'll see how the day goes, but he's in the thick of a prolonged busy period so I bet he'll just be happy not to have to work. Life, eh.


Carol said...

Happy Birthday, Ben! Fifty is pretty young, take my word for it. Have a great day and I hope you both do something really lovely.

Cate Rose said...

Happy Birthday to Ben, babe that he is!
I think Google Reader will disappear once Google really axes the app.
Have a great weekend.

Lynn said...

Thanks for visiting my shop and mentioning it. I feel honored that you did so.


Meg said...

Yeah, so first thing he did this morning, he made me coffee, because only he can operate our Rocket Science Coffee Machine. (I can do the drip, the old-fashioned coffee maker, and the stove-top espresso, but not that bad-bottomed monster...) and now he's going to make me breakfast because he's better at fried eggs. BUT we shall go to the specialist butcher to get some ribs - one of his favs - and THAT, I shall marinade and cook tonight.

And tomorrow, he has to work. Boo hoo...

sampling said...

Happy birthday Ben!

Meg said...

So glad you don't seem me nor hear me while I look at your pics, Lynn. "Embarrassing" doesn't begin to cover it. LOL.

Ben Nakagawa said...

Thank you very much!

Unknown said...

I'm still in google reader disappearing denial - or not denial so much as hoping someone is working on an amazing RSS reader app that will ready by the end of June.

Hope Ben had a great birthday!

Meg said...

Gee, Jane, guess whose blog I read to learn Reader was going away? LOL! LOL!!