Friday, December 08, 2006

Zig Zag Conundrum

Having made significant process on the my other Christmas projects I decided to begin some new ones. Enter Zig Zag stripes:

Zig Zag stripes

I'm making the adult version (the one on the left) for my friend Miriam who's a fan of bright colors and fun designs. The pattern is ridiculously easy, which is great because with about 2 weeks left until Christmas I don't have the time for elaborate designs. The challenge is keeping all the different balls of yarn from tangling. I find myself having to untangle yarn every couple of rows and it's getting pretty damn annoying. Here's what I've got so far:

Zig Zag under construction

Damn, that is one craptastic photo! The horrible lighting! The boring composition! I seriously need to enroll in some photography classes. Anyway, notice how the bottom half of the scarf looks a little crooked? Well that's because instead of cutting the yarns before switching to a new color I've been carrying them on the right side along with the working yarn until I need them again. The result is the scarf isn't draping properly because the right side has a little more weight to it. Regardless, I've been plodding along telling myself it looks okay and I'm perfectly fine with it but it's bugging me. I should just stop and frog the damn thing before I get too far but I'm not sure what to do to correct the problem. As far as I know the only alternative is cutting the yarn after I'm done with it but then I'd have a million ends to weave in afterwards. Suggestions, anyone?


Blogger Nerine said...

Tony says: it looks fine and finish the damn scarf. He also points out that it will be crooked because it's a scarf and it will be pulled and stretched and twisted and knotted up so, do don't worry about it.

I think it looks fine. And besides, the colours and the pattern will disguise and crookedness if there is some.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

I think it looks fine. Scarves don't have to be perfectly straight, and I bet the tight side will stretch out over time anyway. Looks really good!

8:52 AM  
Blogger Sharon G. said...

I agree with everyone else - leave the scarf as is. It'll be wrapped around someone's neck, so who's going to notice? Besides, would you even have enough yarn at the ends to weave in if you cut them? It seems like it would be too much work to try and weave in all those itty-bitty pieces.

9:40 PM  

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