By weaving obsessively, I am nearly halfway through the panel; I expect to finish weaving today. I have mixed feelings about it. The color gradation is coming out smoothly – too smoothly for my tastes, I had been hoping for more striation. This is the result of (a) moving to a row length that does not match the length of a weft shot, so the colors pool less, and (b) making the blobs of color narrower lengthwise. I think for the next blank I will try to match the row length to the length of a weft shot again.
The blank is also coming out significantly longer than I had expected – I was aiming for 48″ but it seems likely I’ll wind up with something more like 54″. This is a more serious issue. Fortunately, I had planned for something like this: I can use this blank as the sleeve, where the variant length will be less noticeable. Or I can use it as a “spare”. Either way will work, I think.
Once I finish weaving it, I’ll need to overdye it. Fortunately I can do this in parallel with knitting the next blank.
Here is a pic of the blank so far – hopefully you can see what I mean by lack of striation:
It’s there, but it’s very subtle, and probably won’t be visible after the blank is painted with fiber-reactive dyes.