I wasn't too excited with this warp, and thought I could make the best of an attempted log cabin gone wrong, but then I needed to I'd do some fun stuff with it to keep me interested so I've been doing some work with the pick up sticks and am liking the results.
I'm going to change the pick up pattern through out the scarf then cut it and keep it for reference. this is a 2 x 2 pick up it doesn't look like much from the front but the back is really great. I crawled under the loom and took the next pic (yes, I've been know to crawl under this loom a few times) the floats are more defined in the back of the piece than the front and I really like the look of that side. I wonder is there a right and wrong side to weaving? I when I knit there is, but I never thought about it in weaving. I guess there could be, but who would know, unless its another weaver right? Yet another unanswered mystery at least for me.
When the pick up stick is placed in position this is the shed it creates, I usually shove the stick as close to the heddle as possible to open the shed as much as possible to throw my shuttle across. Sometimes I get ahead of myself and throw the shuttle throw the wrong shed opening, but then again that gives the fabric yet another look. It's not as bad as I thought the first time I did it I felts as if I'd committed a weaving crime, but then a wise weaver reminded me their is no weaving police, no one will come and take your loom away because you experimented with it, trust me those are words to live by.