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May 11, 2004
silk garden

Now that my yarn's on its way, I am thinking more seriously about the design. Is the multidirectional scarf approach really the right one? There are so many ways to show off the beauty of this yarn and so I'm pondering.

Garter stitch is so yarn guzzling, but I like the simplicity of it, and I like the fact that there's no wrong side. Afghans with a "wrong" side don't please me so much. Plus, I like the idea of doing it in strips so I'm not buried under it while I knit it. A 10-inch wide strip is portable, a 60-inch wide blanket isn't.

I can imagine something quite lovely and sort of Fassett-esque with diamonds, and there are always mitered squares. Variable sizes in sort of a Koigu Oriental Coat way...

Thoughts? Feelings? Experiences? I've never knit a blanket before.

04:48 PM