My husband and his sister are both fanatical Sudoku players; if they need a minute to relax or switch gears, they pop up the grid on their laptops and challenge their brains in a different way. I was reminded of that when I wove a rug in shadow weave, part of a group warp of the wonderful Rag Rug Interest Group at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota. Figuring that out was my brain twister, my sudoku.
Even though I know I could figure it out, my first glance at the draft left me scratching my head. At a meeting of the group, Judy Larson said she couldn’t have completed her rugs (she made many) without this.
Oh dear. I had to figure that out for myself. It’s the treadling pattern, and once I figured it out and put it in my own grid, I understood.
I found a rhythm in weaving and looking at the pattern, BUT YET–there is a mistake, one missing shot. It’s the only thing I see when looking at the rug. And it’s not going to the State Fair for judging, that’s for sure. Go back to the photo; you’ll find it.
It’s still a nice rug, and we’ll use it in our house. Fitzgerald approved.