My knots are not extremely huge or noticeable from the right side. I have never really been concerned about them in the past when stitching items I knew would be made into small pillows or even flat folds, but this project will be framed and I'm not sure if the knots will cause any problems. They are lacemakers knots made with two single strands tied right over left, left over right, and then right over left again. It is impossible for them to work themselves loose.
I probably would never have made this confession about my knottiness if not for the fact that the house in this design has 11 windows. Each window consists of three stitches. The hand dyed floss will not really show up in these windows so my plan was to start them off with a loop start and finish them with a knot. Seems like an awful lot of knots though and I'm wondering if there might be a better way. I know I can start one window and carry the floss across to the next, and then to the next, and so on, but I'm concerned that the black floss will show through the pale lilac floss on the right side. I did some research into the pin start. Interesting concept, but not when you are stitching with two strands. Of course for these small windows I could use just one strand of floss and double stitch each leg.
Any thoughts? The knots really just cushion themselves into the stitch(es) surrounding them so maybe I'm making much ado about nothing and embarrassing myself for no reason. Will anyone else dare to admit that they use knots? Perhaps we can get t-shirts made ... Knotty Girls Unite, or I'm a Knotty Girl!