yarn is on its way!

The Crayon from KnitPicks shipped out yesterday. I’m really hoping it arrives by the weekend, because I have the long weekend and it’d be fun to play around with the Fibonacci blanket as soon as I can. I actually went with just five colors, following the suggestion of Diana. This way I can repeat the colors on their way around, and just that one center square is done in a single color. It’ll go red, orange, yellow, green, blue, red, orange, yellow, green. This gives the center square some oomph, and I like the lack of pink and purple. I also bought enough yarn to do two blankets–the second one in a different color order.

Rachel, your idea for working it as an intarsia piece is intriguing–I’ve never actually done intarsia before. It still creates a front and a back, right, but no big ridge as it would with picking up stitches? I’ll have to play around with that. I’m certainly not afraid of intarsia, but the idea of doing one square at a time, and marking progress one by one, slowly increasing in size, seemed so appealing to me. (I’m certainly willing to toss this psychological lift out the window if it would be faster and simpler and cleaner-looking to do the intarsia!)

2 Responses to yarn is on its way!

  1. Rachel says:

    I can see your argument about the appeal of working it in individual blocks, but if I were doing it that way I’d work backwards. I know, that’s not really in the spirit of the Fibonacci sequence, but I think knowing that each square was going to be even bigger than the current one, I’d get demoralized. But if each one would be smaller…well, that would help my motivation.

    As for intarsia, yes, it would create a front/back, but since the lines are all straight and clean, I don’t think it would look bad at all.

    Can’t wait to see it coming along!

  2. Diana says:

    I am glad you liked my “suggestion”. it wasn’t really a suggestion, I just found it out of curiosity, and wanted to share. I like that kind of stuff :-) I’ll be tuned on to see your progress! I still have to finish a blanket, and probably make another one.. Why do people around me keep having kids? :P

    If there was a yarn with different shades of the same colour, I think it’d be nice to try that out as well. And also trying to match the squares so you knit aproximatedly the same surface with each colour…

    But I should put myself to design that Tux pattern…

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