Can You Spot the Difference?


I hate those photos… I rarely find all of the differences.  At any rate, I just want to know if you can see a difference between the boucle and the regular yarn in the Omega Wrap.

The Knight and I decided last night that I need several rows of the boucle for it to show up as different.  Can you even tell?!  I only care because I don’t enjoy knitting with the boucle, and if it’s wasted effort…  Sigh. 

In happier news, two packages were on the porch.   One was from Amazon, Wrap Style.  I did order the book, and I want it, but I’m eagerly awaiting my Knitpicks order and ANOTHER book.  The good news is that while I wait another day or two for that book, I can finish up my Omega Wrap and be ready to start the Bigfoot Shawl right away!

My package from The Loopy Ewe  also arrived today.  I scored some of the Malabrigo laceweight, and I got some of the kid mohair to try another Dog Paw scarf with the suggested material.  There’s also more Soak and some kitchner dog tags, for the day when my fickle needles return to socks.

(Wanted:  a good excuse to cast on with the Malabrigo, like I don’t have enough projects in my queue already.)

In other happy news, a couple of my parcels from Wednesday’s big ship-out have found their marks.  Amy got her Pay it Forward gift, and seems pleased.  I knew she’d love the colorway, but I’m delighted that the whole shawl suits her!  Nichole also got her wrap, and was even more delighted than I anticipated.  So, my Pay it Forward knitting is done, but I’ve enjoyed it enough that I intend to continue to surprise my friends when I find a pattern and/or a yarn that calls out to them, as was the case with the modified Dog Paw scarf I sent to Michelle

We now return to the knitting already in progress.  Let the weekend begin!  I do believe my weekend holds some fun and hopefully, an FO, so come back soon!

17 comments on “Can You Spot the Difference?

  1. gaylen says:

    I can tell, but I have to look really hard! Sorry you’re not enjoying working with it. g

  2. grace says:

    I can tell I don’t care for working with boucle either but some times you just do what you do

    I loved Pay It Forward and love doing it spontaneously too—-Its just nice to let friends know they are loved!!!

  3. holly says:

    I didn’t like Boucle either. I can tell a little difference but not much. Does it make a obvious difference in the picture of the pattern?

  4. MrPuffy says:

    Love the colors of your new shawl. I was just surfing around and came across the tea swap blog. Are you guys going to do another one?

  5. Amanda says:

    I could tell right away where the boucle was. It’s not my favorite to work with, but if it makes a difference in the look of the project I would do it!

  6. AlisonH says:

    The colors are so pretty that the texture would not matter to me one way or another; my eyes would be too happy to care what my fingers thought.

  7. Anita says:

    I can’t see a whole lot of difference, but I agree with Amanda, you will probably be able to tell a huge difference if you don’t use it at all…. although if I hated working with the yarn I probably would just chunk it. I’m really bad about yarn substitution and not using what I’m supposed to for a project! 🙂

  8. Devon says:

    You can tell if you look really hard – the colors are lovely. I’m sorry you don’t enjoy the yarn. That certainly makes knitting with it that much more of a pain. Hope you find something that works better for you.

  9. Bubblesknits says:

    I can see it, but then again, I know what I’m looking for. The colors are pretty similar, so if it’s being that big a pain in the butt…

    I started on a Chan bag with some left over Noro. *big grin*

  10. Nancy says:

    I can tell, where the boucle is, and if you don’t like it, will it make a difference if you don’t use it? knitting is supposed to be happy. Ohh..I’ve got Wrapped in Comfort on my I want list on Amazon. Can’t wait to hear what you think! Love the color of the malabrigo lace! Do you want to knit a wrap or a scarf? I think the Morning Surf Scarf (on Ravelry) would be lovely. That is wonderful you’ve finished your PIF! I’ve got one project done, 2 more to go!

  11. crimsonpurl says:

    You know I am LUVIN’ that Malabrigo!! :oD

    And I must try out those dog tags as I have this book over here that does nothing but top/dow Kitchner..UGH! ;op

  12. Kristen says:

    Chan…you outdid your self on the PIF. The wraps for your friends are gorgeous. I’m sure it warms your heart to know they are smiling.

    I couldn’t tell the difference with the boucle in the 1st photo…but I can definitely tell in the 2nd. It looks good. =0)

  13. Mary says:

    Well call me dumb, but I couldn’t tell a difference! I hate boucle, its even hard to crochet with sometimes.
    Glad all your packages got out and received! Thats always a good feeling!
    Love the blue/brown yarn, thats pretty!!
    Have a great weekend!

  14. Alana says:

    I couldn’t see it so much on the first pic, but it does show up more at a distance. Adds a bit of visual texture. How’s that for a technical description??

    I’ve not knit with boucle yet, but I have two gorgeous balls of it that a friend gave me, and I’m not sure what to make with them. They both have a “companion” ball as well.

  15. kseelass says:

    Hard to in the close up. Sure is pretty. Your PIF friends sure are lucky. I’ve gont one down and two to go. Really, lovin’ your new purchases.

  16. nichole says:

    What about the malabrigo for Clapotis? Or did you finally pick something else for that? I need to get one of the dog tags from Loopy! 🙂

  17. Miss Me says:

    i don’t like to knit with boucle either, but YES – you can see the difference. and the wrap is going to be gorgeous.

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