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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Amazing Lace!

Remember this?

Those of you who are long-time readers of mine, probably remember seeing this photo of Catharina shawl from way back in October 2005. At the time I was trying to decide which shawl to knit for a very special shawl...this one, from The Best of Knitter's Shawls & Scarves is a Myrna Stahman-designed, top-down, Faroese-style shawl. It's been on my "To Do" list since October.

Well. I just joined up for the summer of Amazing Lace! and this is my planned team mate for the summer. I'll be using Knitpicks undyed laceweight merino (I love their vibrant Gossamer, so I'm expecting the same great knit from this!). By doing this shawl for this event, I'll also be fulfilling my commitment to The Faroese Shawl KAL for which I am List Mother...and don't think I haven't felt badly that I've been so remiss in working on my chosen "Myrna" shawl for so's also another item for the Lace Shawl KAL - OH I just LOVE multi-tasking! ;)

But first I'll finish my latest long-term (but staid and predictable) relationship with my current lace team mate - the Highland Triangle Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's Folk photo till she's done! (there's an early photo of her subtle gray-blue hues on my March 15, 2006 entry) I'm on the last rows of the inner border, so just the lace edging soon to do (That's for my Folkshawls group on Yahoo.) Then when lovely Catharina is finished (hopefully before Labor Day!) I'll return to my on-again, off-again more torrid relationship with the Diamond Fantasy Shawl (in process for the Sivia Harding Knits Yahoo group). Her flamboyance (see my entry on February 9, 2006 for photo) in hot pinks and purples (the referenced Gossamer!) makes it hard to take her seriously. Tho' she's such fun, I keep coming back for more... ;)

Frankly, for me, fidelity is difficult in lace. There are too many lace shawls, and too many KALs!! But truth be told? I think the fair (and ivory-hued) Catharina may win lasting affection in my heart...and I already know that the MFMPPF (himself!) prefers her over all the others (save possibly his Queen of Hearts!).

ohhhh, I can hardly wait!


Blogger Celtic Knitter said...

. . . how sweet the sight . . .that saved a wretch like me . . . I once was lost but now I'm found . . . am blind but still I knit!

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

That's one of my biggest problems with shawls, there are just way to many to choose from!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I'm still contemplating the right shawl pattern for the AL.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

I just read about Amazing Lace on Susan's blog, and KNEW you would be joining up! I am not joining, but my second-try wool just arrived for Mountain Peaks, so plan on spending part of the summer with her, and using the alpaca that didn't work to try Eunny's Print O' the Wave.. enough shawl knitting to host my own KAL, hee, hee.

1:01 AM  
Blogger Michele [iSmile ;D] said...

good for you! multi-tasking is awesome! the more i see all the lace people are doing, the more i want to try also!

2:16 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

I signed up for the Amazing Lace too! It sounds like a lot of fun.

11:28 AM  

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