I'm not actually feelin' blue ... it's just that last night I finished my new handwoven dish towel.. my first 8 shaft project on Deanie. It wove up very quickly after a rough start with a sticky 8th shaft. (The solution thanks to a friend on Ravelry was silicone spray!) I am not real excited with the bluey blue... but it makes a great dish towel. I cut it off and handwashed it after zigzagging the ends. Last night I fixed the many floats... actually I pulled them out because they were way too long! In my haste to get started I must have tied the treadles up incorrectly. Fortunately, the weave structure doesn't seem to suffer from the pulled out floats. I hand hemmed the ends and its good to go!
I've re-tied the treadles and have started weaving yardage for a summer top. I'm so much happier with the weft. I'm using a variegated 5/2s cotton I bought at WEBS a couple years ago. It's beautiful and I am SO much happier with the look. The yarn is dark blues and violets and light blues like the warp, but also has a great dark purple, dark green, teal and magenta. It's yummy. I also like the new pattern. I'm really enjoying having Deanie around!