Monday, June 19, 2006

So Far, So Good

Turns out that the Mystik DK has considerably better manners when knitted at a reasonable gauge. The stitch pattern will lend itself nicely to integrated shaping of the torso (took a bit of trial and error with the swatch to figure out how), and as for the bust - something will come to me. I have to see how the body looks before I'll know whether a fancy freeform bust section would be subtly avant garde or just plain silly.

Funny, I've avoided ripple stitch in any medium for years, because it reminds me too much of bad acrylic afghans, one of which, in burnt orange, harvest gold, and brown, I spent much of my childhood not finishing. They say overcoming your fears builds character.