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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I have always found that as I work I tend to improve or at least make life easier for myself. I'm the type of person that if I can get things done in two step then four is a waste, unless the steps are necessary. To improve my short time at the loom I asked the sheet metal guys at work to make me a draft holder, nothing fancy just a piece of metal that was sanded
with double sticky tape and voila instant pattern holder of course with the help of a magnet :) I had been taping up the drafts but they would fall off and I'd loose my place, very annoying but not any more, it's the simple things that make me happy hehe.. (I'm so easy to please)




I started weaving the scarf and am at a stand still. I woven all four colors to see what would work out the best. The turquoise although gorgeous is just too thin and doesn't work the way I thought. The Country blue is nice but no oomph jsut not special. I 'm torn between the navy and white, both show up the pattern nicely although the white is fluffier the twist is loose. I asked Mr. Deepend his pick is the white he states "it looks more wintery" uhhh?? Okay not much help, I still like the navy, but the white is really nice too, so I'm paused and undecided. What say you weavers, navy or white help me decide please?




7 comments:

Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

How are your picks per inch compared to your ends per inch - in the photo it looks like it's beating in a bit too much which has an effect on how it looks while you're testing out colors.

Acorn to Oak said...

The metal/magnet/pattern holder is such a great idea! :-)

Theresa said...

LOL, well I'm in the white camp, I find navy a hard color to live with in all things. I would rather black or brown
if I have to go dark.

Spinning Out of Control said...

I like the white :)

ulitasloom said...

I´m on the white side as well. makes a nicer contrast between the warp and the weft

Delighted Hands said...

Well, I really like the navy with the other colors peeking through it is very pretty. I just finished knitting a navy pi shawl so maybe I am still on the navy kick! Very pretty pattern and I love the draft holder!

Peg Cherre said...

I do like the fluffiness of the white, but would be much more likely to actually wear the navy. I agree with Cindie - perhaps a lighter beat is in order.