Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Think It's Safe Now . . .

. . . to admit I've been trying to knit a project that scares the shit out of me.

I've been hording my Wollmeise in Versuchskaninchen I(which means guinea pig) and looking for the perfect project. I first thought that since I had 4 matching skeins of it that I would knit a sweater. But I didn't know what pattern to chose and I didn't want something that would fall out of style or not fit me if a gain or loose weight. So the next thought was lace (I'm coming around to the thought of a a triangular shawl) but I have always loved stoles. And I have always loved Anne Hanson's lace patterns, and thanks to Ravelry I found the stole I wanted to make.


Even typing it sort of scares me. But I keep telling myself that it's just a bunch of knit and purl stitches and that no one's life depends on it so just go for it. The only reason why I'm even blogging about it because I'm already 112 rows into it so hopefully I can hang in there. It's made in two parts from the center so when you get one part of it finished you have to remind yourself that you have to do it again. I have done a few beginning lace projects and my Lakeside knee high socks were a more complicated lace project so I thought I would try this pattern.

Here is a picture, it's a bit wonky because it's hard to get a picture of lace pre-block.


The colorway that I chose is more variegated than it should be for the pattern but it doesn't matter to me, I love this yarn and the pattern. I just hope that I can get it done and not stall or have a melt-down. Please keep your fingers crossed for me.


ruthee... said...

Rock on with your bad self! It is lovely!

Chief Executive Babe said...

The shawl is looking incredible! Excellent job - you're going to whiz through it with no problem :-)