After sharing my "work in progress" last week, it occurred to me that some of my readers might not be familiar with beach huts, I suspect they might be a very Britis phenomenon. My grandparents had a beach hut on the coast at Deal, Kent for many years. We'd huddle in what was little more than a shed on the seafront, wrapped in blankets against the howling wind and sipping tea from plastic beakers. They went out of fashion for many years, but are trendy one again. i desperately want one in Whitstable when we move there!
I've tried several methods of attaching the knitted seascapes to the driftwood. I've also decided I should have knitted to fit the driftwood, rather than trying to fit driftwood to the knit - you wouldn't not believe how hard it is to find driftwood of specific sizes!
I started by lacing fairly "straight". I think I'd have preferred the wood to stick out at all of the corners, but the wood refused to stretch. I like the way the lower piece is crooked and has become part of the beach. I laced it with the "sky" yarn for the upper part, and the "pebble" yarn below. I tried using a contrasting yarn all the way around but it got too fussy.
Then MrNifty (earning his design consultant pay!) suggested lacing in a criss-cross manner:
I can't decide. What do you think? Is there too much lacing? I'm not sure if it's becoming a distraction, too fussy, stopping the natural beauty of the driftwood showing to advantage? Or is it because the criss-cross lacing is in the paler yellow yarn that it shows too much? Maybe I should stick to using wood coloured yarn?
All opinions welcomed!