Week 6 – 12 February 2016 / Friday

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.

IMG_2734
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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s