Still a Bit Edgy!
Thanks so much for all your comments on which edging to choose which I did find extremely helpful and much more use than a chocolate teapot, Tracy. LOL
However, I'm still a bit undecided. I'm afraid I'm like Judith says she is when she compares herself to Mavis from "Open all Hours"! I find it very difficult to make decisions when confronted with several choices! It was reassuring to see that most of you agreed that the feather lace looked the best with the butterflies and beads swatch but quite a few of you seemed to be, like me, hankering after those leaves! Butterflies and leaves. Yes, they do seem to go together poetically, Cherry. Cherry said that it was the garter stitch on the leaf edging that was wrong and the Crafty Otter said it was because the butterflies were geometric whilst the leaves were organic. Well, I'm afraid I've got really anal over this. I must get it right! So, I reknitted the leaf edging without the garter stitch to see how it would look. I think it's definitely an improvement with the garter stitch omitted and, what's more, it turns the corner fantastically without any problems whatsoever so I wouldn't have to gather it, or mitre it, at the corners.
Leaf Edging Minus Garter Stitch
I also found another leaf edging called fancy leaf edging which I thought I'd try. I do so like the idea of having the butterflies and the leaves together, you see. I'm not sure I like this one so much though.
Fancy Leaf Edging
So, really, I'm down to choosing between staying with the feather lace or going with the leaf edging minus the garter stitch as in the first photo above. The other thing that occurred to me was that the feather lace is more lacy looking than the leaf edging, right? So, might the jacket, with the feather lace edging, end up looking a bit boudoir-ish as in like a bed jacket!? I mean to say, I want it to be an evening jacket but not so late in the evening that it looks like its wearer is getting ready for bed!
Thank you, Secret Pal, for letting me know that you've posted a package to me. How exciting! I shall have to start stalking the postman again now whenever I see his little red van in close proximity.
I also need to decide what to do with orange and yellow which are this month's Project Spectrum colours. I'm thinking that some knitted corsages in citrus colours might be an idea as they can be sold at the Craft Fair. I think I'll forego knitting the sungold and blend vintage yarn for the moment as I want to have the right project in mind to use it and that hasn't quite occurred to me yet. A future poll perhaps??