March 23, 2004

What's your point?

When I knit 3 more points of edging on the swatch I will come to the bottom point of the shawl. I have absolutely no idea what I'm going to do when I get there. None, nada, zip. Clearly, since I have a 90 degree corner to turn, I'm going to have to do something, I mean, you can't just ignore it. Can you?


Choice A.
Work some kind of mitred clever point thing. Sort of like the point on the Butterfly Shawl. Advantages....well, I think the math is doable. Even for a numerically challenged person like me. I think the pointy pattern could be made to come to an Uber-point without too much screwing around. (Note to self: every time you say that something shouldn't be to hard the project immediately sucks you to the very gates of Hades, don't smart-ass about how you think you can do it "without too much screwing around". You will be punished) Disadvantages: I don't think it would look as good as choice B.

Choice B.
Work some kind of short row magic and mystically get the points to continue around the 90 degree turn uninterrupted. Like the point on "Concert in the park". (Which is one of the most stunning things in the world. I swear in the name of all things wooly that this shawl will be mine...I want it in the colourway "forest floor". Be still my heart.)
Advantages: pretty, pretty, pretty. Clever too, and I think that it would fit in better with the overall look of the swatch. Disadvantages: I have no idea how to do that. I can short row, that's not too hard, but how on earth do you short row pointy lace and still have pointy lace at the end of it?

Choice C.
Screw it and knit tiger bootees.


Posted by Stephanie at March 23, 2004 11:26 AM