April 02, 2011

Day 6: Something to Aspire to

Is there a pattern or skill that you don’t yet feel ready to tackle but which you hope to (or think you can only dream of) tackling in the future, near or distant? Is there a skill or project that makes your mind boggle at the sheer time, dedication and mastery of the craft? Maybe the skill or pattern is one that you don’t even personally want to make but can stand back and admire those that do. Maybe it is something you think you will never be bothered to actually make but can admire the result of those that have.

There is one skill I don't possess, but when I'm knitting I wish I had.....patience. I believe that if I had patience I could then tackle the one project that makes my heart go pitter-pat and makes me so envious when I see others projects.

Lace Knitting.
There are so many beautiful projects out there that I so badly want to knit, but when it sometimes takes me a month just to knit a pair of fingerless gloves...Well, I can only imagine how long it'd take to knit a lace shawl with 1000's of yards.

Not to mention the fact that lace weight yarn just seems so fragile and I've barely conquered chart knitting.


Someday I'm sure I will give it a try, but for now I will just dream lacey dreams at night.


  1. What a beautiful shawl... maybe I need to venture out and challenge myself more.

  2. how beautiful! I know how to crochet but, never learned to knit! I am envious...so beatuiful.

  3. Maybe try knitting something lacy with a thicker yarn first, for practice? I love the look of aran-weigh lace, though it isn't as delicate as laceweight obviously.

  4. But you use patience already for many tasks that you do in every day life. Why not try to knit a smaller lace project to jump start the fever?

  5. I feel your pain




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