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.
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.
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.)
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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.