Watching the Olympics is a great way to get ideas for jump-starting new designs. The team uniforms and the costumes of the ice dancers are full of wonderful color combinations this year. I was particularly struck by a combination of black and dark blue, something I would not have thought of as beautiful, but on the ice it was gorgeous. It got me rethinking my tree design and I decided to reweave it with a dark blue weft instead.
I happen to have a small supply of dark blue roving, and I spun up a few ounces of dark blue to use as weft along with the gray handspun and the black lampas warp. I think this version is much more effective. Thank you, Sochi.