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.
Puddles making a squishy mail wish for his human’s birthday.
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