Week 6 – 12 February 2016 / Friday
21 cm x 21 – 18 cm – (s 9mm plastic)
double yarn – knit
Today’s yarn choice felt like a ‘failure’ in so far as it was meant to be ‘blue’ – and to read as ‘blue’. The yarn I chose is a fancy – ‘lacy’ yarn with small satin squares of iridescent purple, black and blue. In the rolled up ball the predominant colour appears as blue – but it did not translate that strongly into the Time Piece. The grey of the lead yarn helped to redress the issue and give it an overall sense of being within my ‘blue’ band (which included grey) but every time I looked at it I saw the purple shining through rather than the blue.
Also the ‘lacy’ aspect of the yarn was lost in using it alongside the lead yarn. I had seen some of the same lacy yarn knitted on display when I was at The Wool Basket store yesterday and really liked the effect. I had even asked the saleswoman what size needles it was knitted with and they were similar to the 9mm I was using. I had been looking forward to the ‘chain-mail’ effect I had seen there. Instead – while it was a nice effect – it was much denser and muted then I had anticipated.