|Fabric Choices for Dear Jane J-2|
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Dear Jane Fabric for J-2, Picture Perfect
I am having trouble selecting the batik for my next yellow block. The closest yellow is bright lemon, so I want to choose a deeper and richer yellow for this block. The yellow fabric on the left would make a good background for an applique block; it would cause a mishmash on one that is paper-pieced like Picture Perfect. The one on the right is the perfect color, but is a marble identical to the green block next door. Larry suggested I edit out the dark orange in the middle batik and use that; I believe we have a winner.
All these decisions! At least when I am visiting Grandma, I can occupy my time with very little thought. I just pick up the pink scarf and continue where I left off. Do until done, and done is when the skein of yarn is used up.
I love this stitch. It is Knit 1, Purl 1, but every knit is worked into the stitch below the current row. It makes it nice and poofy. It is a bear to correct when you drop a stitch though; it does not follow the rules. Grandma's long, heavy, metal needles kept sliding right out of the knitting and landing on the floor. I ended up buying a set of short, very light-weight, bamboo double-pointed needles, and a set of removable rubber point balls. When I am done knitting, the ball comes off the empty needle and is placed on the point of the full needle. So far, no stitches have been dropped.