Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Indecision 2007

Since we don't actually get an election in '07, I'll give you all a chance to vote right now.
Some of you are already familiar with my search for the perfect pattern for my lovely Qiviut (musk ox) yarn, a Christmas present from PassionKNITly. I wanted something reversible, lacey, but not too complicated because I'm not that experience with lace. This hunt turned out be to be quite challenging. I can't even count how many times I googled variations of reversible lace pattern. A certain M-friend of mine said I was going about the whole thing like a scientist (in a good way i think). Thankfully, I was able to narrow down the myriad options to 2 choices.

  1. Little Leaf Lace Scarf and

  2. Feathery Lace Stole (from Exquisite Little Knits, but brought to my attention by SealDaze)

Here is the issue. I like both of them. Only the Feathery Lace Stole is reversible. It's also much easier to keep track of. But the Little Leaf pattern is so pretty! And some people have said that the purl side doesn't really look that bad. It's just more complicated because I have to count rows.
Do you have an opinion? Is the Little Leaf pattern pretty enough to be worth the extra thinking required? And should I care that it's not reversible?



6 comments:

OldandBusted said...

Okay beta - the fact that last week, you were all set and ready to go on the simpler, yet not as purdy one, and now you're looking for an opinion....me thinks you really want to do the more complicated one. sort of like how you flip a coin, don't want the outcome you get, and say - okay - best two out of three. :)

Jenna said...

It's hard to tell in their unblocked form, but I would lean toward the easier one. You, however, need to go with your gut feeling...

seal said...

i vote for the "write in" option we discussed last night - prettiness of the complicated one, reversibleness of the other one. it's a winner!

MikaJ said...

wait, there is a difference between the two?
margot likes the simpler one, she is so practical!!!

PassionKNITly said...

I hope i'm not a power vote...
I like the complicated one. You can totally do it, it's just a matter of paying attention. I wouldn't say that being reversible is a problem, however, knowing you, you're going to want to knit half of it, knit the other half of it, and then graft them together because you'd want the leaves going in the "right" way.

MikaJ said...

so wait, who won?