If you belong to the Facebook group, 4-Shaft Weaving, you'll have seen the tragedy that befell my lovely lemon-lime warp this week. As I was beading the last 12 inches, I'd left the scissors above the warp, and when I beat once too hard, they toppled onto the warp, cutting one thread. As I tried to extricate them from the warp, wailing and swearing, scaring cats and dog, I cut one more thread. I took a picture, posted it to facebook and walked away to deal with it another day.
Many people "liked" and commented, all sympathetic, but many of the longer comments from folks with advice, assuming I was a rookie weaver. And I'm not; I've been weaving for 9 years! And yes, I do know better. But I was using the scissors over and over again to cut thread for the beading, and I just didn't think.
No big deal, in the end, really. I tied the two threads together, realized I'd have to make the beaded area as big as it was--7", rather than 12"--and move on. I finished it this morning, beading the hem stitching, and cut it off. Now, I'm twisting fringe and loving the scarf. The beads are so subtle, tone on tone, that no one is going to notice there are 12 inches beaded on one end and 7 inches on the other. And if they do, well, good for them and their wonderful eyesight!
I've started the next version on the same warp, a hand-dyed weft from my solo dye-day this spring. I don't normally like hand-dyed wefts on hand-dyed warps. They just look too busy, and I'm not sure I like this one, but hey! It's only yarn! I have lots more! And it's fun to do, just to see what happens. I've been beading it in a random non-pattern, with dark blue beads and a few of the citron beads from the first scarf. I think I like it so far. It's much less bright than the first one, anyway. And it's fun to do, so I'll carry on!
I have a busy afternoon planned, so I'd better get going. Enjoy the cool day!