Thursday, May 01, 2008
Calling all lace mavens!
What better way to shake off the Chevron wip doldrums that to cast on for another project, one that promises not the instant gratification of the cowl (Grassy: you will be mine, but all in due time) nor the mindless round-and-round of the stockinette sweater (Wicked, I've got your number and you're on deck), but rather the extreme intricacy and high cognitive demand of lace? Hey, I'm nothing if not utterly impractical, but terrible predictable (check the name of the blog, people).
I want to make a shawl for a very important person, and am asking for some recommendations. I have made one lace project, the Shetland Triangle, a project that real lace knitters might potentially dismiss as not really a lace project at all. But it was a gas, and I was happy with it. Above you seen three skeins of Malabrigo lace weight (470 yards each) that are each just itching to become a shawl, and so I am asking you all for your shawl suggestions. Please weigh in on this important matter.
MDS&W alert: Peeper-lou and I will once again be hitting Maryland Sheep and Wool this year, this time with Purlfriend in tow. So. Excited. Remember last year's hi jinx, when the little miss was featured on Let'sknit2gether with her "I only knit with corn" schtick? We're hoping for more fun this year, which will certainly include Brooks Farm and Tess yarn, funnel cakes and NOT going to the Fold booth and getting elbowed by craven shoppers. We'll be there on Sunday, and hope to see some of you there!