Monday, October 02, 2006

Busy as a bee

I had a busy weekend of garden work - watching only, no bending yet. Every gardener should take time to just watch their garden. Seeing how the wind blows let's you know which trees need to be thinned. Watching the light will give you an idea of where to plant sun lovers and shade lovers. Pests can be observed at their devilish games. My favorite show in the garden are the workers - birds and bees, butterflies and bugs.




So, do you remember that silk/wool boucle yarn I bought? This is what it looked like after I deviated 'slightly' from the suggested pattern.

The yarn store I bought it from said to do it in a simple garter stitch but I decided to knit it on large needles 17 (the zen master knitter suggested 10 1/2). I added a crochet border. It didn't look too nice. I frogged it.

I've been trying many different ideas some lace stitches too but the boucle is so busy I'm wondering if I should just do a simple stockinette stitch on the 17 needles and leave it at that. Anyways, this is a drop stitch I tried. This was suggested by Kristine at Modern Yarn when I visited there last week. What do you think?


Still wondering...

The truth is, boucle and I don't really get along. I keep buying it because I love the way it looks just so but I've never really been happy with it finished. I always end up frogging it and everyone knows you can't frog boucle too easily...

4 comments:

Nik said...

I love the dropped stitch. It adds some interest to plain old stockinette stitch.

Dawn said...

I like the drop stitch too! I'd stick to that...though that is a trial a bit too....the yarn looks lovely done that way though!

sturdygirl said...

i like the drop stitch, but whenever i think about using that stitch i worry that the holes will catch on things.

you could also cast on the long way and do garter stitch - boucle looks good in that kind of scarf.

Ang W. said...

the drop stitch you have pictured looks nice! I had given my Aunt some boucle. Beacuse I could not figure out what to do with it. When she passed away I got here unfinished Baby afghan. It was garter stitched, YOu know the granny favorite dish cloth only 36" long on a side. You could make a wrap or a shaw, starting it that way. I think you have a lot of choices. =-)