Aug. 31st, 2010

jauncourt: (Default)
Okay, if anyone tried that swatch with me last night, they most likely came to the same conclusions:

1) Design is WAY too small. Might be good for a mini version, but SO not for the real thing.
2) Rib separating the stripes was FAR TOO WIDE. it needs to be maybe 4 stitches wide.
3) I need to proofread.

So, I got about halfway through the swatch last night, thought all these things, made a grumpy face and frogged back to the eyelet border. Then I had a Moment of Inspiration and just played around with the yarn for a bit. I'm going to wing a full repeat, while making notes, and then I'll put together a one-width scarf pattern for those who want it, just to tide folks over until I can produce a pattern that makes sense.

At this point I'm thinking it's a double YO (that's purled/knit on the ws row, not treated as a single stitch), because I tried that last night with good effect. It looks almost exactly right. BUT... I haven't done a whole repeat yet, and I don't know if it's shallow enough or wide enough.

what I got out of the swatching process so far, though, is a better idea of what I need to do to reproduce the stitch pattern used in the shawl.

I have some spinning to do, so it's time to get off the computer :)
jauncourt: (Default)
So, watching it. Late, as usual.

Hrm. Not nearly as "OMG! SO ACCURATE!" as everyone had been raving about.

Now, it's a good story, of course, just as the Cadfael books/television series are (they are vastly different stories). The costuming is ... okay. It's not quite The Dirt Ages, but there are all kinds of "WUT?!?" moments. There's an equal amount of Random Burlap and Silly Court Clothes, and some bizarre hair, and the Mandatory Vaguely Hippie-Dreadlock Witchy person. At least it's not so heavy on the Giant Blanket Stitches like the costumes in Cadfael, or TOO heavy on the Dirt Ages aesthetic.

It seems like a decent story, I'll give it a chance, but I dread seeing clothes made after this series.

ETA: Looking at the costumes again, I think it's the idea that everyone below Baronial level was unable to have their clothes hemmed that makes me go "gah!" I hate the Ragged Raw Edges look. Almost more than the Giant Blanket Stitch look.

WTF lj?

Aug. 31st, 2010 11:31 pm
jauncourt: (red)
No, REALLY. Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot? DO NOT WANT.

I'll probably be making all freinds-only posts, or just plain taking them down for now. I have everything archived up until very recently. I have a dreamwidth account, I just have to go poke it and get it ported. Too late, too tired.

Geez, LJ. WHY?
jauncourt: (Default)
Account ported, please comment over at dreamwidth as all future comments will be disabled at lj.

Thanks!

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