Friday, October 05, 2007

IT'S ON NOW...

I had a really great idea for a knit scarf for my cousin for her birthday (10-14). Unfortunately, I over-estimated my knitting talent level. For a few weeks I agonized over whether I wanted to do an Illusion project (I've completed two and started two more), a double knit scarf (one WIP on the needles), or Intarsia (not attempted). So I started by charting the design. It looks awesome! But double knit is out because the design would be mirrored on the reverse side and look ridiculous. That left intarsia or illusion. Since I had not yet attempted intarsia, I decided that was probably not the best idea. So I nixed the intarsia idea. That left an illusion knit scarf. So, I cast on, started knitting and low and behold...the great design is a complete failure as an illusion project. There was to much detail in it and it didn't translate into an illusion design at all. So that leaves intarsia. The only problem is I've never done intarsia before. And my first few attempts at it failed miserably. But for anyone who knows me, they know that has only sparked me to try again, and again, and again. Until I conquer it.

So as I said: IT'S ON NOW!

3 comments:

Amy said...

You go girl! You're quickly running out of techniques you don't know how to do! :)

Red Dog Knits - Kristi and Otis said...

I wish you the best - Intarsia totally kicked my ass and unlike you, I'm not up for tackling it again.

Larjmarj said...

LOL...

I can see you verbally threatening your yarn.