There is something truly special about squishy mail arriving on your birthday! Diane, at Eco-Stitch, blessed me this April with such a surprise and I knew the best way to show my gratitude was to transform it into something special.
Like a good little designer, I swatched the concept for an ebb and flow stitch design. And set to grading, writing, and then knitting.
In the frosty cold April sunshine, Puddles and I snuggled as my needles went click, click, click and the design came to life.
But then I realized a dilemma – of course when you mirror a wavy edged design, the mirroring evaporates the edge detail. So what do I do about the center line? After many mini swatches, I came up with 3 options.
Papa Bear – stockinette stitch in the center
But this one was too plain!
Mama Bear – seed/ moss stitch in the center
And this one was too busy!
Baby Bear – outgoing waves to fill the space
Finally, this one was just right!
The end… or is it
Your tank is really lovely and the 3rd solution was definitely the best, but I just can’t get over the size of your dog Puddles…. Who needs a blanket…?
Thanks Diane! Yes, he is a big lap dog! The blankets, well I still need them… they add just a touch of cushioning underneath ;-).
Clever post. Love the design!
Thanks, Juju 🙂
Love your third solution and it was definitely the best option.