In the eye of the beholder. Witness the proliferation of designs in current knitting magazines (such as - cough - Cast On/InKnitters - cough) which leave me shaking my head and wondering who would ever waste their time and money to knit ANY of it. Several people have found so much in the knitting/craft world to mock that they have set up websites just to do so. Look here and here if you think your eyes and funny bone can stand it. But someone liked this stuff enough to design, knit, and publish it, and others will take up their needles to make it. To each their own, and I'm happy that there is something available for everyones' tastes.
Which brings me to my current project, the Fishtail Lace scarf. I'm a bit further along than the last time I showed it, and the vagaries of the hand dyed yarn are more apparent.
My question to you is - ugly or ok? I made it wider than the pattern calls for, with the idea that it would make a nice shawlette, but now I'm not sure I'm going to have enough yarn for that. So, should I rip it out and try again with a narrower width, or just wind it back into balls and put it in the closet for another project? Feel free to be honest with your comments - I am on the fence with this and respect all opinions. I do, however, love the pattern. It is easy to knit, and unbelievably given my lack of brainpower, easy to memorize.
I hope most of you have seen a moderation of the hot weather. We are about 20 degrees cooler today than yesterday, even though we've had very little rain - yet. And I am amazed to be able to report the first sign of fall. One of my neighbors has three large dogwood trees on the edge of their property. Because of the way they are situated, they seem to always be the first harbinger of spring, as well as that of fall. Today, I noticed that they are beginning to show the faintest tinge of red along the edges of their leaves, a sure sign that the seasons are due to change. Yes, we have plenty of hot weather to endure before that happens, but it's an undeniable sign that summer will not last forever.
Have a wonderful weekend, no matter the weather.