Sunday, November 09, 2008

Winter is here

And I know this because all day, all I wanted to do was to go back to bed. Unfortunately, the Good Prince had already ripped the sheets off the bed and started the laundry, and I just couldn't get myself to make the bed. Finally, at 2:30pm, it was time to go to the weight room. That did help a little bit, but it wasn't until after dinner that I really woke up...just in time, huh?

I also know it's winter because I get the urge to knit! And I really can use more leg warmers. In addition to keeping me warm, they also keep my pant legs from getting soaked when I walk, which is a nice feature.

I think I've finally made a decision on the final book—a fine line border around each print. Although the heavier, darker borders really set off the prints nicely, they just felt too intrusive; but some of the prints really do need something otherwise they disappear into the background paper, which is so close in color. Although, the Nepal Light has quite a bit of variation in colors, so sometimes no border works and sometimes not.

So anyhow, I'll be hand-lining the prints in a fine liner pen. I can't decide on silver, sepia, or the gray-blue (I bought one of each of liner pens). I've done 1 book in the silver already, and will probably do 1 in each of the colors before I choose.

Off to knit myself some leg warmers!


Dr. Russ said...

Hand-lining? All of those gazillions of prints? Could you gocco print the border? I'm just thinking about saving your back and the time involved.

Just a thought--russ

fingerstothebone said...

dr. russ -- yeah, it's a lot of prints to line! Unfortunately, and this was also the reason why I was initially thinking of using a drizzled border, the prints are all on hand-torn paper and are not exactly "square" (not in the sense of the shape, but in the sense of 90deg angles). Phew, that was a long sentence.

And each is not-square in its own unique way, so I can't really just gocco a rectangle and have all the prints fit in there nicely.

Yes, I like to do things the hard way. Why do you ask?

margaret said...

yay borders! I vote for the gray-blue. I hope you find the pendant.