Useful Braid

No posts for ten days; gosh I suck. In my defense, my parents visited last week. Don't get me wrong, I love my parents, and I like spending time with them, but it takes energy I'm not used to expending. I think they had a good time. Anyway, the day before they arrived I finished this practical braid.

Braid 40, eyeglass cord

This is an "8 tama" braid, plaited using eight bobbins. The four white bobbins had two strands of whote silk yarn on them, and the four black bobbins had three strands of black silk on them. This was an attempt to balance out the white yarn being thicker than the black yarn. It worked, but the braid is fairly chunky.

One of these days, I should write up this plaiting pattern. I haven't seen it in any of my books, and I may have invented it. When I show people the sampler braid (#18), they often remark on it.

2009.03.23 at 12:00am EDT