Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Variegated Variations

Finally, I'm on the last of the False Damask variegated warp towels. These rather washed out photos don't do justice to the variety of looks I'm getting by changing up weft and treadling.

With black weft I treadled 1-8 with no repeats.

The terra cotta weft was my favorite. I used only 3 repeats each of 1-4 then 5-8, rather than the original 4 repeats.

The last two towels are striped, treadling only 1-4.
Kim's obsession with The Secret Life of Bees has led her to create a beautiful colorway which she named Tupelo Honey. While ensconced in my room (I was teaching a few hours from home) this past weekend I started Mona Schmidt's Embossed Leaves Socks from the Winter 2005 IK. Love the yarn, love the pattern!

The slightly out of focus picture captured with my iphone. While I had it out I had to snap a pic of why I'm finding teaching out of town to be a pretty relaxing weekend. I could get used to this! I just ran down the steps and there was pineapple and strawberries, oatmeal and dried cranberries. Oh my!

And just because I find it funny .... Someone sent this link to one of my psych lists. After watching that I noticed a link to the Colorectal Surgeon's Song. Come on, wouldn't you click too?


  1. Oh my....what a beautiful pattern for that colorway. I can't wait to see them finished!

  2. I like the diversity of pattern stemming from the treadling.

  3. WOW! I don't know which one I like best. The colors are incredible. Nice work.

  4. The colors are incredible. I don't know which one I like best. Nicely done.

  5. Love the towels. I just finished the towels I've had on the loom since spring 2006, and I'm looking for a new project. Why does everything interesting need 8 shafts?!

  6. I really like the way the change in weft makes completely different towels. I was saddened to read about your mom but enjoyed the reminiscent stories about your dad. My family enjoyed the baby pics!

  7. Wow, those towels look great. I love the colorplay.