I find that my loom is a perfect palette cleanser. I haven't spent much time getting fancy with my weaving, so for it is mostly plain weave on my little loom. It's like meditation to me, the constant rythym of up and down, back and forth gets me to a spot in my brain that I don't seem to find with knitting, which I use to challenge me and to make increasingly complex items.
I like having a project on my loom, however I find that once I sit down at my loom I don't find I get up until the item is finished.
This scarf was a bit of a surprise, the warp looked great, then as I wefted with the yellow (the same yellow used in the warp stripe) it looked terrible, and like it was all yellow. But when I cut it off the loom and washed it it magically became something really quite special.
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Project Name: Colors and Stripes
Draft/Warping Plan: I started warping with the darker purple till I ran out, then I did four ends of yellow and then warped the remainder of the loom with the lighter purple.
Recipient: The Box
Yarn: KnitPicks Palette in Iris Heather (dark purple), Pennyroyal (light purple) and Cornmeal (yellow)
- Yarn: Palette has such great colors and softens nicely with a good soak, but I won't be sad to see the last of the Palette from the Woodland Winter Mitts from two years ago.
- Draft: I'm really happy with the warping plan I was able to make up as I was setting up the loom. I'm really enjoying learning how to use colors by weaving scarves like this.
Re-Weave?: Yeppers, but it won't be like this one, but using what I have on hand and figuring out how to make the colors work in my favor.