This is what I have basically changed the pattern treadling to do. I love it so much more! I can't wait to get these towels off the loom and wash them up. I think the texture will only improve with washing!
I keep thinking of neat experiments I should do with colors. One of them that I want to try is to take all these blues again and start warping for the next project, but as I go, drop one thread and replace it with something on the opposite side of the color wheel and keep doing that until when I get to the other side of the warp, it is completely different. That might be kind of neat!