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12 february, 2007

Today's swatch has been added onto yesterday's swatch.  Day 2 of a multi-day swatch add-along.  Not looking so good, but I'm going to see if I can resurrect this beast tomorrow.  Remember, you can learn just as much -- if not more -- from a swatch that doesn't work as from one that does.  Go ahead, call me an optimist!

Yarn: Rowan's Cotton Glace, Rowan's Wool Cotton, and a few other random things from my stash.
Needles: US 4
Stitch: Garter Stitch
Techniques: Short Rows, Intarsia, Log Cabin Construction

February 12, 2007 | Permalink


It reminds me of a map, in a good way.

Posted by: AuntieAnn | Feb 12, 2007 11:30:44 PM

I wouldn't call it a failure yet! I think you're on to something. I like it a lot.

Posted by: Linda | Feb 13, 2007 1:11:29 AM

I see you resurrecting this easily. I think it looks great, just not done. The colors and wonky lines make me think of Van Gogh.

Posted by: Brenda | Feb 13, 2007 7:34:01 AM

Nona you are my hero.

I am speechless at this stuff you come up with.

Posted by: Kay | Feb 13, 2007 8:14:55 AM

--you can learn just as much -- if not more -- from a swatch that doesn't work as from one that does--

whole-heartedly agree. with the above comments, too. thank you so much for sharing!

Posted by: kelli Ferrigan | Feb 13, 2007 9:14:06 AM

Nona, I love this swatch, it reminds me of abstract art. the colors blocks are reminiscent of a landscape, the blue area could be a river.

Posted by: Diana | Feb 13, 2007 10:04:54 AM

Not looking so good? I think it looks wonderful!

Posted by: Cristina | Feb 13, 2007 10:26:30 AM

you are an artist. your instincts are dead on. don't overwork it.

Posted by: michele | Feb 13, 2007 10:51:00 AM

It's beautiful, like an abstract landscape.

Posted by: Margaret | Feb 13, 2007 10:51:13 AM

I love it. It reminds me of a Gee's Bend Quilt.

Posted by: Kim | Feb 13, 2007 10:58:37 AM

Your swatches are, as usual, awesome. You've inspired me to play with short rows.
I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Posted by: the rachface | Feb 13, 2007 4:28:48 PM

I actually think that's pretty cool. It
looks a lot like an abstract landscape.

Posted by: Wendy DG | Feb 13, 2007 6:14:47 PM

Wow, I want a huge one to hang on my wall (of course, I want you to make it). Beautiful

Posted by: Stephanie B. | Feb 13, 2007 6:35:32 PM

Google Maps - Satellite View. :) And I mean that as a compliment because I love aerial photographs.

Posted by: Laura | Feb 13, 2007 9:15:48 PM

I like this one! it completed the first one. now you need to see it in different colors as well.

Posted by: hPNY Knits | Feb 14, 2007 3:29:58 AM

gorgeous! very inspiring stuff. Reminds me of looking out the airplane window.

I love the way this brings more spontaneity and improvisation to knitting. very jazzy. Coupling that with the restrained color choices really makes it work.

Posted by: kristi | Feb 14, 2007 6:18:31 AM

Wonderful how much you can learn from just a tiny square!

Thank you so much for doing this. I adore seeing what you have to offer for the day!

Posted by: Lynn | Feb 14, 2007 6:51:20 AM

Dropped over here from Mason-Dixon knitting and am speechless. This is a wonderful, wonderful piece. It reminds me of all my favorite textiles - Gee's Bend quilts, Sheila Hicks small tapestries, quilts made to imitate aerial views...

Keep up the great swatching!

Posted by: Amber | Feb 14, 2007 11:14:01 AM

Ok I am new to knitting, I didn't know that you could knit something without purpose other than looking great. Its like art, and I want to learn how!!!

Posted by: Mel Nunn | Feb 15, 2007 11:34:05 PM

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