Living Life on the Edge
That's what I did today. Lived life on the edge. No, I didn't go potholing or bungee jumping. I did this! I did four edging swatches to see what they'd look like with the Beads and Butterflies stitch I'm using for the main part of my evening jacket design. From top to bottom, they're Feather Lace, Leaf Edging, Broken Eyelet, and Stripe with Twisted Bars.
I'm not kidding myself that I'm going to be any good at this designing malarkey but, if I can turn the donated acrylic yarn into something original that someone's prepared to buy in aid of Cancer Charities (and have fun in the process), then I'll be happy.
I've given it some more thought and my idea now is for a cropped jacket with slightly flared three quarter length sleeves but which edging to use. How about this one?
Or, this one, perhaps?
Or maybe this one? The contrast on this one is Patons' Spritz which is a sparkly lurex type yarn. A little too much with the beads as well, do you think?
And, lastly, there's this one.
Stripe with Twisted Bars
As I'd like to use the edging to edge the sleeves and the front bands, too, and I also intend to give the jacket a collar in the edging, (albeit a little deeper than the inch or so that I'll use elsewhere), I came to the conclusion that the feather lace would probably be the best. The photo below gives some idea of how it would look though I'm sure that it will improve no end with a good blocking and a proper sewing rather than the unblocked, roughly pinned example below.
So, what do you think? All opinions are welcome!
Oh, and I didn't have a completely uneventful Sunday. I did go climbing and I also got myself into deep water. How? Sorry to disappoint you yet again. The climbing was only up a step ladder so that I could reach the top of the windows to clean them. When the sun shines, it really shows how dirty your windows are, doesn't it? Oh, and the deep water was when I stepped down from the ladder straight into the bucket of water! Doh!
And I still haven't got on to that Noro jumper . . . . . .
POSTSCRIPT: I'm now thinking that maybe the edging at the bottom and on the front bands should be in one continuous piece, i.e. continuing up the front bands from the bottom and sort of gathered at the corners? Do you think it might look better like this?