Monday, September 3, 2007

Roses and Frog Ponds

I initially didn't follow the written instructions for the sleeve because I looked at the picture and didn't see a black/gold band at the bottom. Anne set me straight but it meant ripping back to the cuff. I'm now chugging along and I love the colour-play.

I wish I had more time to work on this! I do plan to weave in the ends as I go (every 5 inches or so) to avoid being overwhelmed with ends when I'm near completion.

I also charted the design on Stitch and Motif Maker. When I look at a chart and see a black square I automatically process it as the darker colour. For some reason here, the darker shades are represented by the lighter squares so I was not zipping along until I laid out the chart as I see it in my mind.

Details on my blog here.

1 comment:

mamacate said...

I have the same problem with the dark boxes representing the lighter color. It's particularly bad during that first lozenge pattern row where the light box actually *is* black. I used a low-tech approach and actually colored in the chart with crayons. At least that makes me think twice before doing it backwards, and with two sleeves down, I think I'm actually starting to get the pattern into my head.