Barking up the wrong tree
Saturday February 17th 2024, 9:00 pm
Filed under: Knit

Actually, the bark part is fine.

The left side of the (creek–East Coast description, river–West Coast description) has peach trees, with two strands of orange for the fruit, while the right side has one strand of that orange and one strand of a lighter shimmery silk/cashmere for the apricots.

The distractions of pain and feeling unwell played into this (they’ve put me on antibiotics now after all), but, when I started in on some new branches this morning I used both oranges and didn’t notice till after three rows.


Well that felt dumb.

I could spend five or six hours ripping and redoing it; intarsia is slow, frogging intarsia with fragile yarns is even slower.

Or not. I decided early on with this project that there would be no mistakes here, just new ways of looking at things.

One of my kids did a semester abroad living on the Left Bank in Paris. Now it’s your turn, little apricot!

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Totally fine that those apricot trees wanted to see what’s going on on the other bank. Looks like the right bank neighbor shared a few trees.

Comment by DebbieR 02.18.24 @ 9:16 am

So some trees got planted on the “wrong” side, no big deal, right? It’s a design element!

Comment by ccr in MA 02.18.24 @ 9:58 am

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