And then it worked out right
Friday March 30th 2012, 10:52 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit

Our grandson Parker and his cousin.

Lace:  I had eight going into a large almost-prime number, intending to fan out at the larger repeat but not too much of an increase, and after much scribbling and mathing and wondering if it could even be done, figured out how to get the two lace patterns to come out lined up just so with each other.

If only.

So I showed Richard what I’d done and why and how I’d made a visual representation of what I was doing and why it clearly should come out right–shouldn’t it?

He puzzled over it. I explained it again. He puzzled some more and finally offered that it seemed right to him; maybe it needed tweaking at the boundaries?

I laughed. A seamstress would have said selvedges. A knitter would say edges. A photographer would say frames. A carpenter would say corners. Someone remodeling their house would say there’s a beginning to it but there’s never ever an end. And someone like me who (due to a brain injury, I’ve tried for years, it just is what it is) struggles with knitting charts, can say this.

Spaces: the final frontier.

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A physicist friend was always fond of incorporating a fudge factor.

Comment by LynnM 03.31.12 @ 1:46 am

I love it, so many words for the place where what is becomes what is something else.
Thar be dragons!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 03.31.12 @ 2:58 am

I love it. I wonder if the Knight (wearing his fire chief’s hat) would call it the perimeter?

Comment by Channon 03.31.12 @ 3:23 am

a quilter might say borders — heh, it’s all in the frame of mind (ducking and running)

Comment by Bev 03.31.12 @ 5:47 am

Maybe Before Beyond? ‘Bout time Parker took a bath!

Comment by Don Meyer 03.31.12 @ 9:04 am

Bev thinks like me, fellow quilter. Borders sometimes give the eye a place to rest, or finish off the quilt, or help fudge the blocks to make them work out. Hope you can fudge the shawl numbers. I’m working with a purchased knitted hat pattern now that has me adding two stitches for one section, then knitting them away, and then adding them again some rounds later. Looks just fine.

Comment by DebbieR 03.31.12 @ 8:35 pm

I love all the wordy comments here! Yes, vocabluary Geek who knits…two more weeks!

Comment by Ruth 03.31.12 @ 10:40 pm

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