Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WIP Wednesday (Sapphire Star)


Knitting WIP at yesterday's post!

I'd gotten so bogged down trying to do my self-imposed monthly "assignments" on Random Thoughts that my stitching languished a bit. I decided to just work on what I wanted to work on, which was Sapphire Star!

Before I started this round...
 

...and after. I was so pumped to get to the end of all the boring "lead lines" that I just kept going...I knew awesome COLOR was just around the corner!
 
So excited to start the first filling pattern. This is step 1 of 4 for this pattern. After I did the right side, I decided I wanted to color sequence the piece so that the left side would match. I'm pretty pleased with the result.
 
Color sequencing, as far as I know, is just a fancy name for using fiber pulled from the same length to start the mirror-image section. This trickiest part was that I started the right side with an away waste knot, so I had to determine where in the strand I had actually made my first stitch.
 
I think I nailed it. =)

In the bottom section, I was able to get creative with which way the fiber traveled if it looked like I was going to be off at any of the major switches (like to the turquoise).

I've now put this away for a little knitting!

17 comments:

Jenny said...

You really did nail it - looks awesome! Congrats on a great progress session!

Calophi said...

Wow, that's really impressive! I can't wait to see it done. I don't think I've seen anything like this before.

FoFo said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!! I haven't picked up my stitching in so long it's not funny. I have projects neglected in my cabinet. You make me what to get them out and work on them!

pinkundine said...

That looks amazing, I love how you've done the colours :)

RugbyMad said...

Beautiful!

Sara said...

Oh wow! Just freakin' cool!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

That looks to me like you nailed it. It is so very pretty. I love seeing your progress.

Affiknitty said...

The colors are so pretty!

Aimee said...

It's *beautiful*! You're almost tempting me to take up stitchwork again...

Southpaw Stitcher said...

What a spiffy WIP! Looks like it'd be fun to stitch. Love the colors!

Jackie said...

You most definitely nailed it! It's beautiful.

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful, beautiful stitches!!! I think you got the color matching dead on!

Nic said...

Wow, looks great. Who's this one by?

Kathy said...

I like the design. Beautiful colors.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I'd say you nailed it, too! Very pretty with those lovely gradations of colour.

feather-stitching.com said...

Laura Perin would be proud :D It's an amazing feeling to start adding those splashes of colour - looking forward to watching this one grow! :D

Karoline said...

It's looking gorgeous, great progress

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