Tuesday, January 25, 2011
a revelation of sorts
A few years ago I went on a TTC Knitalong day, and at each yarn store we visited I felt I should buy something. At Americo Original I bought a large skein (720 m) of Baby Llama Lace.
But I've been stumped since then trying to decide what to knit with it. Here's the thing: I haven't had the energy or inclination to take on an enormous lace pattern. I'm not sure I'd ever have use for a shawl that big. I'm not sure who this colour will suit. And I'm not sure that the yarn isn't just a bit scratchy.
After a few years of indecision I had the most astonishing revelation. Instead of one enormous project, I could use the yarn for two or three smaller projects. Really. That's the revelation. Doh!
Yesterday I cast on and worked the first two repeats for a Secret Garden Lace Scarf. It's a lovely pattern, and it promises to be very easy and quite quick. "What's that now?" asked Gavin. "It looks like you're knitting a bird's nest". Quite, but a good blocking should take care of that, shouldn't it?