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Thursday, 30 June 2011

How hard can it be....

....to knit a butterfly?

I am having difficulty with the prototype that I am working on. I know how the body will be, and that's a simple crochet tube with a bit of shaping. But the wings refuse to come off the knitting needles the way they are in my head.

It is important to me to get this right, which is why I'm making a prototype first. The yarn for the real project is delicate and wont stand being unravelled by more than a few stitches. It is also important because it is my tribute to Ciel, with the yarn spun by Jo at Secret Spinner and gifted to a group of Ciel's friends in May. I don't expect this butterfly to be perfect - in fact, it shouldn't be perfect at all because it is handmade - but it should at least resemble what my mind's eye can see.

So I'm going to put it down for a while, carry on with one of my other projects, and come back to it later.

1 comment:

  1. You had the same idea as me. I hope it comes right for you.


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