A little normalcy would be sensible

So I’m reverting to posting about craft: those disinterested in knitting (or at other times in crochet) may toddle off. Hoo-roo, pro tem

Here’s where I’m up to with my entry for “We The Makers Design Festival” in what is now my town:

Samantha-the-designer knitted hers – oh, I believe I’ve already described her original version: hang on a tick … yes, in this post. Briefly, then, I wanted to use a third colour – White Gum Wool calls it “Natural”, and it’s a wonderful faintly creamy white – but not as Samantha offered as a possibility when discussing her pattern:

I didn’t want to do that because the switch from the 3-colours ball to the white left that colour-change purl line at the back, and it stuck out like d*gs’ b*lls, as I believe I have described something else I made …

ANYWAY !

So I knitted the garter stitch by continuing with the 3-colours ball, and switched to the white for the lace ! The colour-change at the back is FAR less obvious:

And the other different thing I added was to knit an extra row of the 3-colour after the final garter stitch row, then a purl row of the white before I started the lace. It isn’t noticeable; but it means that the first lace row – you know, with holes in ! – doesn’t start with the new colour.

And yes, for those eagle-eyed among you: I had to rotate the image a fair bit to get it straight, so I cloned the carpet in. I was once good at that kind of stuff, but that was when I had a WONDERFUL photo-editing software that Chic had taught me to use, called … called … Photo [something] 10. Not Paint. Not Shop. Bugger it ! – I wish I could remember: it was swallowed by another one around 2013 … {Oh for heaven’s sake, M-R: FORGET IT !}

So that’s where I’m at, and enjoying it much more now that I have a new cable needle – ChiaoGoo 4 in 32″. Poifick.

7 responses

  1. I love hearing about your knitting projects. You inspire me to tackle more difficult and challenging projects. Love it!

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    1. And I love reading your comments, you gorgeous creature ! :)
      You know, I hope, that I expect to see something you’re doing, ere long …?

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      1. I hope this fall to get going! I have procrastinated because I fear my skills have atrophied so badly, but if I don’t pick up a project and get to it, I’ll lose entirely. I’m talking to myself about this. :-)

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        1. Question is, how sternly ?! :)

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          1. LOL! Good point! I let myself off rather easily much of the time. :-)

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  2. AMANDA ! – if only !
    But I send you hugs for saying that. :)
    OOOO

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  3. Ah such perfect needlework.

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Go on - you can say it. :)

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