I finally have something on my needles that I like. This is most assuredly not it. This is one of the half a dozen or so swatches I went through before I got to the version I liked.
Since I currently can’t pay attention to save my life (and I’ve heard a few things from some of you that suggest that you may be in a similar state), I thought perhaps I’d show you all the steps and swatches that happen between ‘hmm, that might work’ and ‘by jove I think I’ve got it,’ and talk about the process a bit (and, you know, eventually show off the thing too…just not quite yet).
Tiny steps…little slices…things short enough to pay attention to in two minute chunks.
Yesterday’s picture was the first go at a stitch pattern I’ve been wanting to work with. But I didn’t like the yarn/stitch combo, and the yarn color was a little to staid for my current mood.
Plus, I’d been wanting to do something with fuzzy yarn held double with plain yarn, so I thought I’d try a second swatch with that in mind.
What I learned was that one strand of super skinny yarn, no matter how fuzzy and colorful, cannot hold its own with worsted weight yarn as a companion. It just doesn’t have the impact I want.
But that’s ok. I have more yarn. I can try again. And did! And that’s what we’ll look at next time.
In the meantime, stay home if you can. Wash your hands a whole damn lot. Be kind to others. And cut yourself a little slack if you’re feeling frazzled.
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