The colors are coming out just as gloriously as I had hoped! The combination of red-to-gold and fuchsia-to-turquoise is producing all the vibrant colors of a sunset: the red-to-gold giving all the shades of sun, and the fuchsia-to-turquoise reflecting the many shades of the sunset sky. There is tremendous color motion, and it is just gorgeous.
Here is a photo of the progress to date:
I am a bit frustrated since the photo, lovely as it is, totally fails to capture the full beauty of the color mixes. The magenta blob is actually orange with magenta, and has an iridescence and motion that is totally lacking in the photo; and all the colors are more vivid than they were in the photo. (I have got to read those books on photographing textiles.) Hopefully once I get it off the loom I can take better photos.
I have actually chosen the colors and the pattern of colors to set off the pattern. You can see how the yellow coincides with the center of the diamond; I purposely made the yarn lighter there so the center of the diamond would show clearly. It then “fades off” into the outer parts of the diamond. It works visually for the small amount I can see on the loom, but I don’t know if it will work for the shawl as a whole. But I figure there’s only one way to find out! so full speed ahead, and hopefully when I cut it off the loom I will catch my breath at its beauty. (One can always hope, anyway!)
I am doing a little more weaving tonight and then will go back to working on Weavolution tomorrow morning. We have decided to hire an outside developer to help, but that means the site has to be further defined – which is largely going to be my work. So I will be putting in some serious hours on Weavolution this week.
But for tonight, I’m going to continue playing. And it is gorgeous.