Just got back from my 20-year high school reunion. It’s hard to imagine that it’s been that long, especially after seeing some of the classmates I haven’t seen in two decades. Most of us haven’t even changed our hairdos! (Including me, I might add.) It was neat getting back in touch with people I hadn’t heard from since high school, and catching up on the last 20 years of various people’s lives. I wish I’d had more time, and there are people I will definitely look up next time I’m in town. It was fun. I definitely plan to go to my 30-year high school reunion, if and when it happens.
Weaving-wise, I have been playing with network drafting. Lookee what interesting patterns I can get off a single threading:
The first one looks like a set of bullseyes when tiled, the last one looks like a cross-shaped moire pattern, and the second is the moire pattern with ripples underneath. There are actually about a zillion other patterns I could make with the same threading, but that gives you some idea of the power of the technique. I plan to make five radically different-looking shawls from the same warp. Haven’t decided what color(s) that warp will be yet – plenty of time since I still have to finish weaving/sewing the jacket.
Also bought a copy of Deb Menz’s Color Works: The Crafter’s Guide to Color. Brilliantly written book – has a lot of color theory presented very accessibly. Plan to read through it on the plane and see what I can digest and how quickly. Looks like it might be a godsend for planning my next few shawls.
Enough! Off to bed. I fly home tomorrow.