Apr 9, 2007

This is my first post but I've been working on my project while following yours. I wanted to be able to show what I've done and not just tell.

First, I have to admit my lace-envy. I have a difficult time with my technique and it has to be a really important item to force me to take off each loop and twist it back on the needle. So, to compensate, I mastered colorwork. I've chosen to use Tahki Cotton Classic because of its strength and rainbow of options. I chose six pastels, kind of like jelly beans, for spring (not to mention this is what my LYS had in stock).
This was first pattern, done as I was housebound during a nor'easter. It must have been the Kaffee Fassett book I was reading and the snow making me think I could bang this out.






I don't have a problem with bobbins, there were 10 per row. I do have a problem with not making progress. This took a week of free time - for 10 rows?! It would take 100+ hours for this, so I gave up and regrouped.



So I kept the basic design of squares while doing the modular thing. I love this technique. I'd much rather get two completed squares out of 30 minutes than just one row. I think I'll get the same feel of the interlocking squares, especially when there's a lot of stuff in the bag and the weight pulls the squares into diamonds.

I'm not sure how the bottom will work out when all the points are turned inward. I'll deal with that when I get there. I think on the top I'll let the points fall outward for a jester hat effect. Maybe some beadwork on the points........

5 comments:

Hattie said...

Wow, that first design was very complicated. It would have been fabulous had you finished it, but I can imagine it was tedious. I took forever with two colors! I love the squares though, they are fun and I think it will look great.

EDNA HART said...

I love these colors--Welcome Spring..

Monica Brown said...

I love the stitch detail!

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

I love the stitch detail, too, and the colors definitely say spring. Can't wait to hear more about what construction you are planning.

Ruinwen said...

I love the colors and the pattern you are using on each square. :)