Knitting, birding and eating in Costa Rica, Wisconsin, and other interesting places.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I continued my experiments with doubleknitting with a scarf featuring circles and dots. I'm still fascinated by the reversibility of doubleknitting and the freedom it allows in designs.
Making circles is harder than making squares and rectangles like I did in my first doubleknit scarf. After doing a couple of circles following charts, I moved on to improvising as I went along as to the placement, size and shape of my circles. Some came out rounder than others, but I like to think this approach gave the scarf design a fresh feeling. It certainly made it more fun to knit. (Knowing exactly what I will be doing until the end of a project makes me feel a bit like a worker bee. Isn't it more exciting to not know exactly where you are going?)
I was bothered by some irregularities and especially an extra dot that made one of the circles look like the letter Q so I embroidered around many of the circles with a simple chain stitch. I concentrated on the more misshapen ones and did it until it stopped being fun; I decided not to embroider around every single circle.
I'm wondering: do you enjoy an air of uncertainty when knitting or do you prefer to know exactly what you are aiming at?
I like traveling, knitting, languages, birdwatching, bicycling, the arts, eating... I spend about 5 months a year in Monteverde, Costa Rica, and the rest of the time in Madison, Wisconsin or traveling.
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