My fingers are twitching to get into the dyepots. Here’s what today’s Photoshop simulations turned up:
Here the blue/purple background is transitioning gradually from fuchsia at the edges to turquoise in the center, both along the warp and weft. The other layer (orange/yellows) has a solid yellow warp, and a weft that changes colors gradually from red to orange and back again.
Here’s the back view (please click for the larger version, the resizing function blends out the colors unattractively in the smaller view):
I like this pair quite a bit.
Then I said to myself, “Too much is not enough – what if I did FOUR gradients?”
And of course I had to answer my question:
Ooh, pwetty! I MUST try it!
Of course, first I need to dye another 60-odd colors, so I can get those smooth color transitions in fuchsia/blue and red/orange…and finish weaving this warp so I can start up a double color gradient warp…
…and I can’t do any dyeing until AFTER the wedding (T minus 6 days!)…
…so instead, I’m sitting on my hands and saying “MUST….NOT…DYE…YARN!! MUST…NOT…DYE…YARN!!”
I’m sure it would be amusing, if I weren’t so eager to get into the pots.
Meanwhile, the ceremony is finalized, the music selected, vows written, my little speech to the groom sent off to the officiant…pretty much everything is ready. So I’ve been burning off my nervous energy by cleaning up the house. It’s not neat by any means, but it has less stuff cluttering every surface than it usually does.