Good morning! My wonderful husband built me a light box which I'm still playing with to get right. I'll have no excuse for bad pictures except laziness.
This is for my final project for Master Knitter's Certificate and a requirement is that it have a bobble. I personally don't like bobbles - and most of you must not either, because when I showed you samples before none of you liked the Diamond and Bobble pattern. I've swatched about four different bobble patterns and this one was the least offensive. It is actually growing on me now. The one diamond is filled with moss stitch, so I used that in the area under the armhole. The Saxon cable is bordered by a two stitch twist and the center opening is edged by two of the two stitch twist. About halfway up, I tried a cable edge instead but decided that I like the twists better. There are two purl stitches between them that leave room for buttons and button holes. When it got time for the crew neck, I put the twists on a holder and then used them later to do the edging. I'm still playing with this, but using short rows in places for the curves seemed to work. I'm more pleased with it in person than in the picture - which is just cropped from a larger picture. Now I'm going to have to go back and look at it again.
Here is the sleeve sample with just the Saxon braid and moss stitch. This is in the darker color, which isn't showing up as dark as it is in person. I'm going to have to play with the light box more.
I also started the the Beekeepers Quilt. I had heard so much about it on different blogs that I fell for it. I'm not a sock knitter so had to go buy some sock yarn on sale. My cat thinks these are perfect cat toys. I'm trying to do one or two a day. In a year I'll be done at that rate!
It is Wednesday so you can find all sorts of great creative ideas over at Tami's. Have a great day.