i hit a stride today, finally, with some weaving. i finished up a simple warp with some cotton/hemp, and this simple design just came to me for some handtowels - best of all i got to see my new handspun organic cotton skeins come to life with some home dyeing with st. john`s wort.. it turned out the prettiest blush - and one stripe of the pomegranate seed dyed yarn from the same maker.. (not my dye batch). also i bid farewell to another handwoven scarf today, of the same beautiful cotton yarn. it travels abroad! it was a good weaving day.
by the way, the cicadas are well beyond their initial climb up the trees, and no doubt rapidly living out their short lives in some beautiful/sad frenzy like little ghosts in shells. they are now buzzing with the break of dawn all over kyoto. sparrows are the tiny little monsters -too busy to sing- gobbling them up for breakfast.