Friday, June 30, 2006
OK, y'all, seven squares done, number eight in progress. If I don't lose my bloomin' mind, I should be ready to start joining my blankie together by the end of next week.
Which brings me to my question for you: which square arrangement should I use? Photo #1 shows the squares all facing the same direction with the dark corner left and down and the light corner right and up. Very uniform, but maybe a little dull?
Photo #2 shows the squares so that 4 dark or light corners are placed together to form diamonds within the larger square. (Can you see the diamonds? Squint a little.) This configuration looks more exciting to me, but it seems to be impossible to avoid having same color strips touching. Should I let that bother me?
It should now be obvious that A) I am spending WAY too much time shuffling blanket squares when I ought to be knitting more, and B) my neighbors are getting a little concerned about why I keep taking pictures of my driveway! ;)
#2: The diamonds are nice but secondary to the look of it. I don't care for the white borders on the outside of the piece.
Love the idea - what yarn is it?
Lots of different ways to see the same thing, isn't there? Kind of fun.
I don't really have a preference for one verses the other, they both seem to make beautiful patterns. Whatever you decide is going to look amazing.
there is nothing boring about the first one!
Not a color I would have picked up in the store, but I love the end result! It's stunning! Perhaps that's my cue to be a tad more adventurous in my color choices?
From years of experience with light and dark shapes, I think that those that give an unexpected 'extra' are more interesting. You would be surprised how many people can't recognise that the squares are all the same as they see only the part some need to squint to see.