Friday, May 21, 2010

What's Up Stitches?!?!

Well it seems like a good day to blog, in fact every day is a good day to blog, but not every day allows it.

What's on my mind today? Stitches!

It's amazing to me how important each stitch is to the crocheter (knitters too).
Many of us use patterns, so the "hard" part is done  for us, choosing the proper stitch for whatever project. I however don't have the patience for patterns, so I just plow on forward creating with my projects, creating and making decisions as I go. Often times this results in a game of leap frog, "rip-it, rip-it" but in the rare occasions it turns out remarkably!
I have recently  fallen in love  with a  certain stitch, just enough space to give movement and fluidity to the fabric, but not so much that it feels exposed and full of unsightly  holes.
This stitch is the Extended Single Crochet.
I find that the fabric feels light and airy, and the draping of the fabric is perfect.
How often does someone use the wrong stitch and then at the end of the project it isn't doing what it is supposed to be doing?
Using a tight single crochet  for a jacket, probably not the most comfortable thing in the world.
Granted, it isn't just the stitch choice by itself, but the stitch combined with the yarn-type.
Anywho, that's all I have for today as I hear the stitch calling me again....

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