The Emerald City

As always, time flies around here.  It's been awhile since I posted, mostly because I was taking part in a weavers' competition on FB, and anonymity was the (almost) only rule.  The goal of the group is to weave a baby wrap, at least 2.1 meters long, using the theme "children's lit."  At first, I had absolutly no ideas, and really, not much interest in taking part, but when an idea popped into my head I was all in.  It seemed it was meant to be - I had most of the yarn I needed, the loom was empty, and I had vacation time in which to work.  I had no illusions that I was going to win, but I was very excited to take part, especially since my idea felt so right to my very Type A brain.

So why am I telling you this, since anonymity is obviously being broken here?  Because I screwed up.

I posted this photo

in another group, to show how closely the knots came to the heddles as I finished the piece.  Someone immediately requested to the admins of that group that the photo be taken down, as it broke the rules.  I felt so stupid, even though when I posted it, all I saw were the knots.  Later that evening I was informed that because I broke the rules, I was out of the competition.  I was heartbroken.  She pointed out that the patterns of light and dark yarns is viewable on the right, and that they had to enforce the rules, despite the honest mistake.  I really couldn't argue with that, and she was very nice about it, but for two days I was just sick about it.

After I got over the shock, I realized that I could now post photos of my finished piece, so here they are!

This was to be the collage that would be submitted for voting.

And here are some more photos;

And my favorite;

This one makes me think of hyperspace in the Star Wars movies!

I used a modifed Fibonacci series to lead the eye towards the center with darkening greens, adding random shots of 2 yellows to represent the yellow brick road.  See? A very literal translation of the theme, at least for me.

I leave you with this, since I'll be away for a bit, busily trying to finish something else for the competition.  The deadline is October 1st, and this time the secret is so big that I'm not even telling myself!


  1. Don't beat yourself up too much - in the end it's a beautiful wrap! The best of luck with the new one you're planning.


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