I'm in a swatching frenzy as the ideas are coming fast and furious. I spent so much time swatching, I had to show and tell. If anyone is hit with a fantastic idea, they want to share with me, let me know. I think I know what I want to do with them but could be convinced there are better ideas out there.
Basketweave swatch in Tahki Classic Cotton, size D
I started at the bottom with a 4x4 box. Then wanted a bigger box effect so upgraded to the 8x8 at the top. By going to 8 dc/rf x 8 dc/rb, I need to increase the number of rows to 4/box. It looks too squished.
Stream of conscious swatch. TLC Cotton Plus, size D
Started with herringbone half double, woven with fuschia tulle strip. Then, I thought "no, I want a raised rib effect, so I moved onto a reverse slip stitch in flo (green) then sc in remaining blo (pink). Finally, I wanted a bigger overlap of the green to the pink, so I did a reverse sc in flo, with a sc in rem blo. The green/pink stripes have a 3-D effect you can't see here.
Lookee, lookee, I got an early Christmas present. Well, really it's an Anniversary (8/31), Christmas (12/25) and next birthday (3/30) present all in one. But, now I can edit AND spend quality time with SkaDaddy on the couch. Here's to hoping I get more editing jobs *clink*.