Monday, July 16, 2007

More Inspiration (And Progress on Wedding Ring Shawl)






How can she buy more books and patterns when she knits so damn slow? It's a good question. One I have no good answer for. But I figure that ambition is a good thing. You have to dream big if you are going to knit lace. When I read all the great blogs for everyone out there knitting, I figure we deserve to have what we want and need to express ourselves. Heck, I'm on the wait list for the Princess Shawl too so I continue to slog on to do the border for the Wedding Ring Shawl. I'm about half way through the first border chart (there are two) and it's getting more interesting now, less "dead" spaces where there is nothing but endless purl stitches (gag). Seeing missalicefay's beautiful Spring Shawl made me want that pattern too and laritiza is doing the Hyrna Herborgar shawl so I had to get the Three-Cornered & Long Shawls book as well. They are such great inspiration. So I will let these patterns and books "marinate" in my little pea brain and maybe, just maybe, something will spring forth. Just so long as it doesn't spring forth until I actually finish something first! Good Knitting!

15 comments:

fleegle said...

Hee hee. I bought the book last week. And the WRS is faintingly gorgeous. Can't wait to see what else I ordered in my ennui moments here.

Kathy said...

Oh dear, I too was ogling the HK site again last week, I don't think I will use the silk I have for the WRS after all so was looking at yarns. I accidently looked at the projects. I think Melanie is on my list now, or Angela, or........ Damn I can't stop on that site.

K

Opal said...

i've had the three-cornered & long shawls book for awhile now. it really is great inspiration. but i'd really like to knit something in the book!

LittleBerry said...

the book looks interesting I will have to go and peruse it.... the shawl border is looking great I still haven't got up the nerve to try anything as fine yet as the yarn you are using....

missalicefaye said...

I'm safe coming here as long as your inspirations derive from things I already have. But then you go posting about books like Three-Cornered and Long Shawls...

Your WRS looks fabulous and ethereal!

Anonymous said...

You are so right in what you say,"...we deserve what...". That could be me thinking "...she knits so slow..."You do! deserve these things b/c you do do gorgeous work and give us peeks at them (love it!). Terry

miyamojo said...

I always say I have to get it before it goes out of print!
You're WRS looks so pretty!
I like that black fish from Fleegle, actually I like it all!
Happy Knitting! m :)

Jane said...

Dear fleegle,

You had to be some-kind-of-bored to have been hit with retail therapy so intense you can't even remember what you bought! We, however enjoy seeing what you got. It's almost as good as buying stuff myself. Since I'm trying to buy less yarn (stash guilt) I will just have to buy more books and patterns! The shawls in the book don't look too hard, it's just that it's in another language:-)

Jane said...

Dear Kathy,

I was in the same fix. Drooling over those beautiful patterns. I was going to wait for the Princess Shawl re-issue, really I was, then I saw missalicefayes beautiful Spring Shawl and I was utterly doomed. She has that "thing" for the gossamer weight yarns but I don't think I will go that thin on it myself. I will save that special torture for when the Princess Shawl comes to my doorstep. Maybe there is a Sharon Miller Anonymous we can join?

Jane said...

Dear Opal,

I had put off buying yet another book in a language other than English but had to finally buy it if only for the opportunity to try to knit Hyrna Herborgar. Solid or Varigated? Hmmm. I need to knit something solid for a change I think. I can dream!

Jane said...

Dear missalicefaye,

Turn about is fair play! I was trying to be good. I was getting my kicks from watching you knit but it is not the same as knitting it yourself. I'm not sure if I will do the Spring Shawl as a Triangle or as a Square. I don't look good with points hanging down my too ample backside:-)

Jane said...

Dear Terry,

Here here! I say Yarn and Patterns for All! I don't think anyone is going to say "No" to that :-)

Jane said...

Dear Miyamojo,

How right you are! I am very glad I bought some of my knitting books when I did because some of the really are not in print any longer. I love "little friend" as well. Maybe he will have to come out of the purse and be my knitting friend. Having only fins, perhaps it is expecting a lot however :-)

As for my Wedding Ring Shawl progress, it is slow but getting there. This yarn turned out to be much more "fuzzy" than I had thought. I like that missalicefaye thinks of it as ethereal. It makes it sound pretty rather than the "pain in my behind" that it is at times :-)

Jane said...

Dear littleberry,

It would be good to get a look at the book first since it's not in English. I'm always nervous when I buy things not in a language I understand but I always promise myself it's still ok since it's always good for reference. You don't really have to knit with yarn this thin. I'm just a little crazy. Still, you could try knitting something simple, maybe even something you've knit before, with a thinner yarn to see if you even like to do that. I think it's important to actually "like" doing this or you will truly go nuts!

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to get the Wedding Ring Shawl pattern all year! When you're done would you consider selling it to me? Or loaning it to me somehow?? My mother is getting married again after 25 years and I want to make this for her so much! Please let me know haikufreak02@hotmail.com

Lissa