The problem with sorting
The problem with sorting is the detour factor. For instance in sorting through my weaving magazines I came across one that had a front cover with a very colourful scarf on it. (Handwoven Nov/Dec 1999) so began reading about it. It was the Millennium scarf based on a horoscope for the first day of 2001 by Bonnie Tarses. And so began the detour, of course I had to figure out how to make my own scarf.
A friend did a horoscope chart for me about 35 years ago and I have it filed somewhere. But online there are all sorts of wonderful free (perhaps very basic) horoscope chart generators and so I tried one of those and I think it is alright. But you can order your own chart and colour draft from Bonnie (and get all sorts of help with it) – and I would like to do that (if the Canadian dollar ever comes back up) or if you aren’t a weaver, commission a scarf from Bonnie. But back to my own endeavors, after days and days of playing with the chart and colours and using a computer weaving program to help sort it all out, I have finally come up with what I think is my horoscope colour chart. Actually I have come up with two different ones using different ways of combining the colours. I like them both. The first one is what I am calling a rainbow style one and I am still tweaking the second one. So once I have the 16’s sample warp off the loom I will weave at least one of them. So thank you Bonnie for the wonderful inspiration. The trouble is – now I will have to get back to sorting!