not so very long ago i blogged about trying to incorporate more planning into my weaving process. i would like to report back that my efforts have resulted in a total fail on that front. i planned to do a very simple cream and red swedish weaving inspired check shawl scarf and instead i ended up hacking my own design on the warp front, as well as the weft. i guess that is the saori philosophy following me around. weaving is so much more fun when i can be spontaneous, creative, inventive, risk taking, and a little crazy at times. it took a few days to weave this particular piece and i just finished it, but i must say i love how it turned out. and the new cotton yarns i bought over the holidays with their beautiful soft handspun texture are such a thrill to work with in the tactile realm. my husband tried talking to me while i was finishing this up but i was so in the weaving zone i found i couldn`t form words or sentences. haha. time to start my next cotton piece. i hope to get them into my shop soon. :D i just have to finish designing and making the tags. (too much fun.)
i find myself in a much happier mood in 2015. i`m not sure if it is the new year, the new yarn, or the fact that so many things have changed for the better. i did find out that with the new year, my `yaku-doshii` (a buddhist thing where for three years you suffer a risk for poor health/luck) are finally over. honestly the last three years were some of the worst, so i was tickled pink when i saw it written outside a temple that my sentence has finally been rescinded. i like how waiting for the good helps us endure the bad, and the bad allows us to appreciate the good that much better. myself, i`m feeling stronger, wiser, and ready for a fresh start. happy new year everybody, i wish this year will be a good one for us all!