Hello, yarn-loving friends. The biggest joy of blogging is to be amongst like-minded knitting and crocheting souls. You’re all lovely. 🙂
The knitted picture of a mandala is coming along surprisingly fast. Twenty thousand stitches down, about forty thousand to go. Want to see? This photo doesn’t do it justice. The blighter is knitted in the round, so you’re only seeing just under half its width, here. And I’ve only done the bottom portion, so it’s going to get a LOT bigger. So, what you’re seeing is just skimming the bottom bit of a giant circle, OK? Here she is:-
Note the reel of gold thread? I bought that this morning to embroider around the green. A beautiful combination, no?
The green is a rich, gorgeous Fyberspates. A million shades of green within one skein. The cream is a uniform string-like yarn that’s so rough it chafes my knitting fingers. But it’s a perfect plain parchment-like background to the luscious green. I don’t so much knit this soft beautiful green, as pour it onto my work. It’s like a brand new felt pen, working dark but variegated colour onto the page. It’s like ink. It’s like the thousand shades of green in a forest. It’s like perfection. Can you tell that I’m a Fyberspates convert?
The question is, how and where exactly should I embroider the gold?