Ever have one of those days in your studio??
I did today. I started winding a shadow weave warp with these two green yarns.
I was surprised by how light and bright the warp looked on the warping board - and a little happy about that because I like the light green in this warp, but don't quite like the darker green.
When I took the first half of the warp off the warping board and draped it on the loom, I started to have misgivings. The warp is so much brighter than the yarn looked when it was in balls.
I consulted with the scarf recipient (Jim), and he's not happy with these colors together for his scarf either.
I did some stash diving for colors that might help me out of this mess, or for more manly colors in general. (One of my mottoes is "More Yarn!")
We decided to go a different route with Jim's scarf.
Since now I'm back to the drawing board on the next project for my baby wolf loom, I'm going to do a quick doubleweave sample with this red and green following the doubleweave chapter in Deborah Chandler's Learning to Weave.
I should be able to get that figured out and on the warping board pretty quickly.
For Jim's scarf, we've chosen these two colors of Harrisville yarn to go with his coat. I have plenty of the green, but not enough black.
Even though we've collaboratively figured out a draft that we both like, I need to go to the yarn store on the other side of NH to get the yarn. You don't even want to know what I have to do before then. (It involves designing and knitting a hat.....this could take a while!)
Yup, it was one of those days. The good news is that I powered through it and ended up with alternatives I like....without having too much of a tantrum. That feels like progress to me - since in the not-so-distant past, I would have stalled out for an embarrassingly long time after a day like today.
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