Almost forgot to post this!
One thing I love about this plaited stitch is its delicate, feathery quality. It sort of reminds me of a fish skeleton. Sorry about that. It does, somehow, in a good way. It seems to have a different nature when I look at the close up. It’s like the close up is less delicate, stronger, more substantial. Maybe b/c you can see the depth in the close up. I can’t explain it. I’ll just enjoy it.
Did I mention I got a new skein of Peacock for this band? The dyelot my LNS had recently has more variegation than the original skien I had. My first skein had far more of the deep turquoise and less of the browner tones. This color is so perfectly named. I think of the color name, and as I stitch, the colors change, and it’s just right, the colors of a peacock’s feathers. I really enjoyed it–the stitching, the color name, thinking of a peacock’s feather, the feathery quality of the plaited stitch. It made me happy.