placement is key.
in trying to make these
simple enough that i could work them without a pattern
(after i’d gotten through two or three pair to learn the way),
i find that just where all the bits go matters so very much.
that left a big,
awkward swath of
at the base of the thumb.
without reworking the rest,
i tried a second cable
at the base of the thumb,
but then it seemed
to rise up out of nothing and
i didn’t like it a bit.
to work with here
so i figure
every time i knit them wrong,
i’m getting closer
to the few options left
of where they
really do belong.
slow but steady wins
i don’t often feel
rushed or hurried by outside forces.
i’m pretty easy going in my days and at ease in my nights.
but on days like today, the rate of speed at which my head
is churning out new ideas
to topple me into something like stress
or nearer to chaos than i want to choose to live.
in my prototype mountain colors glove
to set me back on course.
any yarn can be cabled,
but not all of them do it well.
with a yarn that is too soft, you loose the crisp detail.
with a yarn too stiff, the gaps from pulling to twist the cables don’t fill in quite right.
lots of stitch definition
and enough give to make the cabling look unforced.
today i’m still swatching,
but i feel like the yarn and i have almost
come to an agreement over what it intends to be.
more pics and the inspiration behind the process soon…