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Lace Christmas
Sunday, December 27th, 2009, 13:19
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Since we weren’t going to have a white Christmas this year (again!) I decided to make it a lace Christmas.

Well… Actually… No. This lace Christmas thing kind of evolved on its own: After I decided to knit the Seascape Stole for Conny, two things happened. Firstly, I vowed to myself to never, ever knit the same lace pattern twice again. It really bores me out of my mind! Secondly, I felt the urge to knit something intricate and lacy just for myself. We’ll have to see about the never-ever-knit-a-pattern-twice rule, but as for the intricate and lacy part, I didn’t come very far. The Swallowtail Lace Shawl (knit in Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace, Amethyst Heather) and the Laminaria Shawl (knit in KnitPicks Shimmer, Sherry) both are undoubtedly lacy – but I wouldn’t consider them to be especially intricate. Lovely, of course, fun, sure, but not intricate.
So I’m very much hoping to find a lace project that’s going to make me want to rip my hair out – or my knitting apart, for that matter – in one of my Christmas gifts: Victorian Lace Today, Knitted Lace of Estonia and A Gathering of Lace. My parents gifted me all three of them as paperbacks (I suppose my “Give me lace books for Christmas and you’ll have loads of patterns to choose your next shawl from” remark to my mother had something to do with it ;)), so I’ll have only one problem after I’ve finished the Laminaria (which might happen today): What am I going to knit next?


It’s been a while…
Sunday, December 13th, 2009, 13:55
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I realize that I haven’t been blogging in, like, months, but little has been going on here – so what should I have been blogging about?
Ever since I knitted the Grace Lace Beret I kind of developed a thing for hats. Slouchy berets look surprisingly good on me, so now I’m knitting hats whenever I feel the urge to. Plus they’re like 24h projects, so I can challenge them whenever I don’t want to knit anything else. Also, many of my friends came and asked if I could knit a hat for them, so things have been pretty hat-ty around here 😉
And pretty stressful, I can tell you. There’ve been a lot of parties, and girls night outs, and game nights, and between studying the whole day and kind of partying all night, there’s not much room left for knitting. (Of course I’m a little exaggerating on the studying-all-day-partying-all-night-thing, but it comes pretty close to the truth and it *really* wears me out ;))
So what’s the status? I’m putting the finishing touches to Conny’s Seascape Stole where I’m halfway through Chart C. (It’s about time, since it still has to be a Christmas gift!) The Owls Sweater is at something like 80% or so, I’ll just have to finish the second sleeve and then I’ll be able to knit the owls – finally!! 😀 then there’s the Snowboard Hat I’m knitting for a friend of mine, plus all the other WIPs I don’t even dare to think about 😉 I think I’ll just return to the Seascape Stole now – I intend to have it finished by the end of the day.