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New month new colors, no internet! Our internet was down for a few days, the internet tech laughed at how old our modem was and discovered we had some wiring that was poorly done. We are back up and running.

Welcome to February. I was not sure what colors to use for my band this month. For some weavers, choosing colors is easy peasy. Not so much for me. I suffer from the affliction of color indecision, too many choices and I struggle to settle on what is the “right” combo of colors. I mostly weave with Lunatic Fringe Yarns Tubular Spectrum yarns, 45 colors of cotton goodness, and oh my, talk about color choice! Some years back I wrote that their yarns is like having a 64 box of Crayola Crayons. I might start putting colors in a hat and just selecting at random.

My inspiration for this month came from the Pantone Color of the Year 2021 colors, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating yellow.

Of course Lunatic Fringe had two colors that fit the bill perfectly, 10 Yellow and Dark Gray. For the borders, I chose 5 Red Purple as a nod to Valentine’s Day.

These colors are making me so happy! Thanks Pantone for the inspiration. What do you think? While I might have paired gray and yellow with black or white, you know, pretty, but safe combos, magenta is outside of my normal color aesthetic safety zone, for sure.

Total random thought, how do you spell gray? I have always spelled the word g-r-e-y and find it interesting that both Pantone and Lunatic Fringe Yarns spell it with an A. According to Merriam-Webster.com, “Gray and grey are both common spellings of the color between black and white. Gray is more frequent in American English, whereas grey is more common in British English.” I am originally from the Northeastern United States . . . Not sure why I spell it like the British.

All of the motifs here are from The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves by Anne Dixon, pages 34 & 35.

Until next time,

warp, weave, be happy! ~ Jennifer